Bo  Smith's Website 

Last Updated: November 22nd , 2016


" if you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"


Bo's Minerals for Sale

(updated February 20th, 2014)

  Bo's Mine Tours website
(updated November 22nd, 2016)

Ancient Native American Mica Mining in Western North Carolina
(updated October 16, 2015)

Bo's Educational Services Project Websitess

Protein Crystals in Space Website Aerospace Education Mentor Website
Project Geo Website

Me and my lovely wife Diana

My wife Diana and I along with our three Shih Tzu doggies (Panda Bear, Bella, and King Tut), our orange tabby cat (Gemini),
 and our American Curl kitten, Ruby, live in Jacksonville, Florida.
We enjoy visiting with our friends and family who live in the vicinity of Jacksonvillle.  I spend my time in the fall and winter enjoying watching the "Gators" play football," Go Gators", working with my rocks and minerals in a new "mineral lab" in our garage, and reading. I also volunteer for my alma mater ,Cornell, by coordinating alumni contacts with applicants to Cornell in northeast Florida.  Diana enjoys the fellowship of her church friends and accomplishing decorating  and landscaping projects. We both enjoy  fishing when we can both in Jacksonville or while visiting friends and family. Our latest venture is to try our hand at wine making.  We bottled our first wine, an Australian Cabernet in April 2016.  We plan to make our second wine, a blended Argentinian Malbec this winter.  We had to sell our cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains  and will miss spending our summers there.
  However, I plan  to continue my Bo's Mine Tours business conducting tours next summer from the last week in June through the first week in August, 2017
. I also offer mine tour consulting for anyone planning a vacation in western North Carolina. (See my Bo's Mine Tours link above)

Our Home and Family

Our Jacksonville home in Egrets Glade

Our three Shih Tzu dogs; King
King Tut (upper left), Panda (front) and Bella.

Our American Curl kitten,Ruby,
 and our orange tabby cat,  Gemini.


I used to love
surf fishing off the  beach at the naval base in Mayport. But it's a lot of work getting my gear out to the beach and back.
So, these days, I have to be satisfied with fishing from boats, canals, and the JAX Beach pier!

This is our JAX Beach Fishing Pier set-up!

This caddy has our cooler, bait bucket, four poles,
tackle box,two folding chairs, and an umbrella.

Bo fishing off the pier in JAX Beach

Diana fishing at a Captiva Island resort

Pier Fishing- June 20th
It was a beautiful day, cooler than usual with a nice sea breeze. We fished the incoming tide from low for five hours.
We initally caught catfish but as we fished the deeper water behind the breakers we caught a pompano, sheepshead, and a couple of "spots"; too small to keep !

Bo with a small sheepshead

Diana with two small catfish


 I love to spend time in the moutains of western North Carolina with Bo's Mine Tours.

Diana and King Tut waiting for Bo to return
from exploring the Hawk Mine off the Cane Creek

At a Folk Fest at our cabin

My Five Daughters and Their Families

My eldest daughter Heather,
is a senior lecturer and statistical consultant at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. CA. Her husband, David is a senior biostatistitian for Westat in Maryland but works from home. Their oldest son, Austin (on the right) will be a junior physics major at Cal Berkeley this year. Hadden (on the left) is a Freshman at  UCLA. He is a  Compter Science major .

My next eldest daughter, Laura is an experienced television news producer who has her Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Texas. Laura and her family have recently moved from Austin to Columbia, SC where Laura is  a senioir lecturer at the College of Journalism at USC.  Her husband, Steve is a musician and private contractor. Their beautiful and talented daughter, Eiiza is enjoying her new elementary school in Columbia!
We are very pleased that they decided to move back to Columbia, SC from Austin so we have the opportunity of seeeing them more often!

My middle daughter, Stacy is a director of online graduate level courseware development at North Carolina State University. Her husband, Jed is a digital design artist.  They live in Raleigh with their two wonderful  children;  Oliver was seven June 30th and enjoys dancing and working with his gem mineral collection. Nora recently turned two and is the antithesis of "terrible two". She recently began attending dance classes.

We wnjoyed a visit with them in last summer.

My fourth daughter, Jessica lives with husband Tom and their daughter Leighton new baby daughter, Carly, on the New Jersey shore.  Jessica earned her BA in Business Management at the University of North Florida while continuing her career as soloist at the Florida Ballet. Tom and Jessica have a lanndscaping business on Long Beach Island , New Jersey. Tom manages the operations of the business while Jessica oversees the office side.  Their daughter Leighton was three years old last February 11th. Jessica and Tom's second daughter (my 6th grand daughter), Carly Gail Scangarello was born on  March 3rd, 2016.
This picture was taken in Costa Rica last January where Tom surfs and Jessica and Leighton enjoy the beach; Guess there's not much going on in the landscaping business on the Jersey shore in January!
We lhad a great visit with them last summer!

My fifth and beautiful daughter, Lindsay lives with her husband, Brett and their two children Curran and Liv here in Jacksonville Florida.  Lindsay minds the children while Brett works as a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital in the in the Emergency Care section. He is also working at home on an online BA in nursing program. Their son Curran is an active 4 year old.  Their daughter, Liv is a cute and unassuming two year old :-)

My Personal Page including Navy career, and Wedding and Family Pictures

Any man may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile,

I think he can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction ....... I served in the U.S. Navy "

John F. Kennedy

Lt. Bo Smith
A4 pilot in 1967 off the coast of North Vietnam
VA-15 Valions from USS Intrepid CV-11

Click HERE for 'High Flight'

Bo was recently selected to be a member of the the "Golden Eagles"
We attended our first "Golden Eagle" reunion April in Orlando.
The Golden Eagles Website

Website by:  Robert S. "Bo" Smith