Monthly Archives: April 2012

Geocaching in Indiana… with Samuel L Collins

Do you know what a Bison Tube is?    Find out when Samuel L. Collins and family find a geocache in a new state.

Have you gone geocaching yet?   Give it a try, it’s great family fun.


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Funny Fridays with Sam: At the River

Here’s my latest Funny Fridays joke…

Since we shot this video on the Ohio River, just across from Kentucky, this joke is dedicated to our Kentucky episode, which will be coming out on DVD very soon.    In this episode, we travel around Kentucky, visit the Creation Museum, meet up with Buddy Davis and learn all about dinosaurs.    There is plenty of adventure is this episode.   Oh and there are more secret messages hidden as well.    Keep your eyes open as you watch the DVD.

If you have a favorite joke that is appropriate for all audiences, leave it in the comments.

Time for another adventure…


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See if you can figure out the key this time

XKGJ OYGOGN 40:30-31


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Skyline Chili – Southern Style

Our family loves the taste of Skyline Chili, a chili restaurant that is VERY popular in the Cincinnati area, there are probably as many Skyline Chili restaurants as McDonalds, if not more.    The people here LOVE their Skyline Chili.   I have to admit it has a great taste, however, being from the south, we like our chili a bit thicker than they like it up here, so my dad created this recipe that our family can’t get enough of.

Skyline Chili served southern style

2 cans Skyline Chili

1 lb ground beef – browned

1 can of Old El Paso Vegetarian refried beans

1 bag of Fritos

1 pound of shredded cheddar cheese

Sour Cream

Combine the Skyline Chili, browned ground beef, and refried beans in a pot.  Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to simmer for 30 minutes.

Put a generous handful of Fritos in a bowl, top with the chili mix, and a handful of cheddar cheese.

Top with a dollop of sour cream

What’s your favorite chili recipe?


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Geocaching: Family fun in Cincinnati, Ohio…. with Samuel L Collins

Looking for something fun to do… go geocaching.  Follow Sam as he discovers an interesting location for a cache…. next to a parking lot.

Where’s the most interesting place you’ve found a cache?

Signing off,



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Posted by on April 19, 2012 in cipher


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Fans say the funniest things….

As a 13 year old boy I must say I’m quite intimidated at homeschool conventions.

I’m often quickly recognized as the boy from the large poster in our booth. Boys and girls often stare and point asking, “Is that YOU?” or “Are you THAT Samuel L. Collins?”  Their eyes are wide open and their jaws usually open too, making a funny sight, but I must admit the only answer I’ve really come up with is “Yup, that’s me” and I shrug my shoulders.

BUT, the funniest one was….

The man who entered our booth looked around and asked MY FATHER, “Is that you?” while pointing to the poster.  My father about fell over laughing.  He chuckled and replied, “Why no sir, you’re looking at my son Samuel L. Collins!”  The embarrassed man quickly exited our booth shaking his head in disbelief….

Then at lunch a waiter asked, “Are you two BROTHERS?”  We BOTH about fell over laughing….

I guess I do look like my DAD!

Signing off for today,


So, I ask you: What should I say to small sized fans? I’m taking suggestions….





Posted by on April 11, 2012 in cipher, Uncategorized


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