FAQ

Answers to the most frequently asked questions as we tell people of our plans for the next season of life: Homeschooling - Ten, eight, and five. Starting in Martinique. Exploring the Caribbean, New England… Panama, Mexico, Hawaii,…

All the Feels

Ode to Grey Socks Grey socks, grey sock how warm were you Grey socks, grey socks until my toe poked through. Grey socks, grey socks you must go in the trash Grey socks, grey socks all the tears I will dash. Farewell grey socks,…

The Plan

Way back when Dave and I started dreaming this adventure, we envisioned buying the boat somewhere in the Great Lakes. We would have the boat for at least a few seasons in Muskegon and get used to her and she to us. That way, when we finally…

Another One Bites the Dust

"and another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust..."    -Queen   Another month gone, the departure date marches closer and I wonder, are we on track to get out with our sanity intact? The pace that we are…

Boat Shopping Take Two

For about a year, Dave has been interested in engaging Jamie and Behan on s/v Totem in their coaching business. I resisted; after all, we were at least a year out AND people do this all the time, how hard can it be? Right? I mean all we're going…

No Turning Back

Dave worked his last day today at Progressive AE. It was a pretty sweet gig as far as jobs go. He had flexible hours within the 8-5 workday so if his 4 year old was singing in a little preschool production at 11 AM, he was there. If I needed…

The Waiting Place...

"...headed, I fear for a most useless place. The waiting place... for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting…

Boat Shopping

Frontier Airlines flight 1772: Grand Rapids - Orlando, Seat 25C There’s so much to know. So much to learn. A job to do. Kids to raise. A house to attend. But here I sit on a flight to Florida. This follows a trip to North Carolina (that…

The Conception

Fifteen years ago, Dave returned from a six month sailing adventure in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Thirteen years ago, Dave and Marcie said "I do" and began to dream (and save!) of traveling broadly as a family. Ten years…