Countdown to Cruising #7

Countdown to Cruising #7

My husband used to tell me about the progress of fixing up our home, “We have so much to do we can’t even see the tunnel.”  Finally, I think we are in the tunnel and might even see a glimpse of the light at the end.  We have progressed to finishing details such as trim […]

Countdown to Cruising #8

Countdown to Cruising #8

     April is running away like a freight train.  It’s amazing how slowly time creeps when you need it to fly.  It flies by when you are cherishing every second – not that I’m less than 100% excited about our upcoming adventure.  Change is difficult.  As my house continues to empty and I pack the […]

Countdown to Cruising #9

Countdown to Cruising #9

Countdown to Cruising #9 Nine months and counting. It seems as if the closer we get to launch, the more hectic life is becoming. Frantically, we have been putting in 12 hour days fixing up our house to get it on the market. We have rebuilt entire rooms, fixed items that have gone years in […]

Countdown to Cruising #10

Countdown to Cruising #10

10 months until takeoff. It hardly seems real. In fact, reality really hasn’t hit yet as we still go through the daily grind of going to work, fixing up the house, taking care of animals. The pictures of my children still hang on the walls, markers and reminders of the 30 years we spent in […]

Blessings from Heaven

For those following our adventures, I wanted to share this story. It is a difficult story for me to tell but I feel it is important in that it makes a statement as to just how blessed Dan and I really are. I guess my biggest hesitation is that I won’t do it justice. In […]

“Maiden Voyage” – AKA “Wrestling Dragons”

“Maiden Voyage” – AKA “Wrestling Dragons”

“Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.” Sarah Ban Breathnach   The first dragon appeared to us in the form of an impending storm forging down the Gulf Stream, the route we were planning to sail our newly purchased Taswell 43 from Brunswick, Georgia to New Bern, North […]

Unfurling Dreams… Part I

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”  Christopher Reeve. I was scared to breathe. I was afraid that too deep a breath would wake me from my tenuous state. Impossible had moved to improbable. Improbably was quickly moving […]