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Our friends the sailing Jasons (aka Jason C. & Jason G.) are getting married Labor Day weekend in Bay City MI… We did not think we could make their wedding with all the family issues this summer. But here we are, at Pine Creek, just chilling. So we decided to hatch a plan that started with going to the wedding. We decided to try to outfit the SUV (Buick Enclave) with a bed and room to carry our gear. This would give us the ability…Continue Reading “Our next adventure…”

What is that saying? “Make plans, God laughs.” April 15th at 9:36 PM while I was babysitting Arlo, my new grandson, I received a voicemail from an unknown caller in Florida. The caller was slurring her words, so much that I could barely understand her… well, that caller was my mother! She was playing doubles ping-pong and went for a shot but instead tripped and landed on the floor breaking her hip, wrist, and elbow. We found out later, that she also lost a large…Continue Reading “God is laughing out loud!”

When last I posted we were in Vero Beach preparing to install the shore charger and head to Cocoa Beach for a few days to deal with all the Bahamas provisions and end up hurricane prepping in Titusville. The shore charger installation went very well, but we could not test it for the few days in CoCoa Beach since we did not pay for shore charging… we did test it in Titusville and it worked perfect! When we were in Coco Beach, we had to…Continue Reading “Our Plan B for spring is a go…”

I’m writing this sitting at a bus stop outside Lowes in vero beach. It’s about 87 and so humid I have to watch I don’t drip sweat on my phone! We just picked up the parts needed for our charger install, hopefully we have everything now. We left Boca Lake on Friday and cruised to Hobe Sound for a really nice anchorage. 17 bridges are brutal! then Saturday we landed in Vero beach with the plan to use the free goLine bus to get parts…Continue Reading “Here we go…”

Today is our wedding anniversary, you know “only fools marry again” so April fools day seemed a good choice for a wedding date… plus it was a palindrome (4/1/14)! We are ever the fools! We waited and waited and waited for my passport, called the passport office, lost hours of my life on those extended 6 hour plus holds… so we decided we needed a new plan. Maybe it would be summer before the passport even arrived. So we found a new plan, but it…Continue Reading “…fools and their plans”

We are extremely frustrated at this point. It has been 10 weeks since I renewed my passport online! Still nothing! I call a few times weekly, each call yields 2.5+ hours on hold, then an agent that has to transfer me to the “online renewal agent”, another 2.5+ hours more on hold, finally an agent that can do nothing!! Each time I am trying to get an appointment at the passport office in Miami to no avail. And I am left with a brain muddled…Continue Reading “… and we wait, and wait, and wait”

I again have dropped the ball and not posted in quite some time. I am promising myself. I’m going to get back on this. We were headed to st Augustine to do boat work back in Oct. we remained there through mid Dec doing a refit on the instruments and more! List at the bottom of post. We final splashed on Dec 13th and remained afloat with no leaks!! A huge win in our book! We moved down the east coast of Florida to vero…Continue Reading “What we’ve been up to…”

It has been a while since I posted anything. Time just seems to get away from me these days. I always joked that there is nothing busier than a retired person… yep there is… a retired person living on a boat!! In May we sailed the boat to Titusville and got her all prepped for hurricane season. We left S/V Freedom on May 24th to head to Pine Creek in Pennsylvania. We needed to open and clean the cabin and get it ready for my…Continue Reading “We are back…”

We pulled out of Marathon shortly after the Cruiser’s Net started (around 9:30).  Stopped at Burdines for some fuel – Stew had filled the diesel tank with the jerry cans so we needed to fill the diesel jerry cans as well as the gas jerry cans.  It cost $105!!  Hard to believe but gas and diesel are very high in the keys. On our way out the channel we had some entertaining dolphins.  A large group that seemed to be mainly playing, jumping all over…Continue Reading “Bahia Honda… Finally”