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Since our last post, John and I visited the “World Heritage Site Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, Mexico”, returned to Organ Pipe National Monument, where we camped in the “no generator” area, attended every Park talk and tour available, and are now back in the Coachella Valley (Palm Springs area) waiting for the PNB PARIBAS OPEN Tennis tournament…

Seriously, What’s Wrong with these People?

3:50 PM, Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona Shelley: Here’s your beer. John: Thanks. Can you believe it’s been two years since we’ve been here? Shelley: Crazy. John: Am loving these “no stress” pull through sites. Shelley: No kidding. John: And the breathing room between us and our neighbours. Shelley: You bet. John: Sigh. It’s not that I don’t like fully…

Snowboarding? At Your age? Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

  Since arriving in southern California my crutches and cast have attracted a boatload of comments. Stranger driving by: Hey! Guess we’re going to have to cancel our tennis game, eh? Heh! Heh! Heh! Woman in Catalina Hot Springs RV park: My nephew broke his fibula. Was laid up in bed for 6 months. Couldn’t even use the bathroom. Man walking…

Storm Chasers hit the Road

January 20th 3:30 PM… Doctor Austin: You’re cleared to head south. Over the next four weeks gradually build up weighting your leg to 50%. At that point have an x-ray taken. If the bone’s healed, you can remove the cast. January 21st 10:00 AM… Shelley and John: Bye bye rainy Comox. Thank you family for…

Princess Down but not Out

December 22nd… December 23rd… Christmas Eve… Family and friends wearing our gift of lumberjack shirts. “I’m a lumberjack and I’m OK.” Get it? Christmas Dinner. Thanks everyone for helping out. Extra thanks to Simendea and John. December 30th… Shelley and John: Happy 34th Anniversary. Mwahhhhh!!! Kiss. Kiss. Shelley: Mmmm. This tea’s delicious. Thanks. John: You’re…

You tell Her

Ring! Ring! John: Here we go. Shelley: John, you tell her that we’ve only had Priscilla (Our Tom Tom, GPS device) for less than a year before she died on us. Ring! Ring! Shelley: You tell her that despite us being incredibly careful with the cord, she refuses to charge. Ring! Ring! Tom Tom Services: Hello. Welcome to Tom Tom GPS…

This Tastes like Moose Poo Mmmmm but Good

Shelley: I have a joke. As any astute comedian would do, I’ve adapted it to my audience. It’s really funny. Ha! Ha! Ha! Once upon a time there were these four friends who went on a camping trip. Actually a Galamping trip. Robbie, Galamping means “Glamour Camping.” Like us. Ha! Ha! Their names were: Robbie, Toni, Shelley and John.…

Welcome to America

  John: Imagine. A day and a half ago, that’s sixteen hours, we were camping on Santiago Bay. Shelley: Nursing your foot. John: God that hurt. Who knew one little sting ray could cause so much pain? It was like child birth. Shelley: Really? John and Shelley: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha! John: But because Mexican Notaries…

Sorry

John and Shelley: Oh! Ha! Ha! Ha!  Look at us. We’re surfing! Shelley: Take that Bali surfer dude who ditched us half way through our surf lesson. John: Yeah! Take that! Shelley: Da da da da daaaaa daaaa da da da da daaaaa! Come on John. Hawaii Five O. Shelley and John: Da da da da daaaaa daaaa…