A Change of Adventure

Matt needed to return to Seattle for business and we’d planned on going as a family.  We had 3 weeks scheduled to be there.  While in Turks we had a family council and decided that we would return to Seattle and not return to the boat.  It was a difficult...

Goodbye USA

We made it!  We are in the Bahamas!  This place is incredibly beautiful.  I’m surrounded by multiple shades of the prettiest blues.  The sun is going down and the different shades of white, yellow, and pink are in the sky.  My heart is exploding with joy.  There is a...

My Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Captain Cal.  We celebrated with room service and then Calvin remembered his gifts!  His aunt had bought him a metal detector.  We had got him a useless box.  We met up with friends and went to a science museum.  The museum was fantastic.  The kids ran...

too close for fireworks

  Calvin’s volcano in the sand Our last day at the Hotel we made sure to get in beach time and showers.  With limited water on the boat we take advantage of long showers when the opportunity presents itself.  We went one last time to the science museum with the...

Wah Wah

  Here we go again!  We are a little bummed to be underway going backwards.  We are not boating backwards, but rather going back to Fort Lauderdale.  We had just gotten to the keys and now it we have to return.  On our venture to Key Largo we ran aground.  Our...

Life on Land in Vegas and Seattle

While none of us are enthused to attend a funeral, we can’t contain our excitement at a return home.  We made sure to pack it full of food, family, and friends.  The greatest joy about the return would be the timing.  We would be able to celebrate Halloween-trick or...

Hookah + GoPro = Family Under The Sea

While in Rivera Beach we signed Alice and Ella up for SCUBA lessons on the condition that they did all the bookwork on their own. Fast forward a few weeks and they are nowhere close to having memorized the technical data required for SCUBA certification, this despite...

While the cat’s away

Matthew is in Seattle for work for 2 weeks.  Kyle and I got a few things on the boat done.  The kids and I snuck off to Orlando to play.  With season passes I don’t feel the sting of only going to the park for half the day.  The kids are busting through school work so...

Saturday is a Special Day

Saturday is a special day, it is the day of the week that we do our deep clean of the boat inside and out.  With all hands on deck we are able to get it all done in 1-2 hours.  After breakfast we start on the outside to get that in as early for cooler temperatures. ...