On The Seas Again

The fam on the beach

The past few months I’ve thought many times about updating our blog but it just didn’t get done.  Our days were full of work and play and growing the crew; cycling with kids in the trailer, visiting yard sales for kids clothes and other treasures and of course the never ending boat projects to get us ready to move again.  Jack also helped a friend with a remodeling project for a few of the weeks.

Kittyhawk (5)It’s 5am Saturday April 27, 2013 and I’m up making Starbucks French Roast coffee in our french press.  Great way to start the day.  We will be pushing off the dock and starting the trek north in a couple of hours, I’m getting excited! The bicycles, bicycle trailer and double jog stroller are nicely packed in the closet, the fridge and freezer and every available storage space are full of food and everything is stowed away for the sail.  Our summer and fall plans are as follows:  Edisto Island and Charleston SC, Washington DC in the late spring, New England in the hot summer, NYC in the fall then back south to FL.  How the summer of sailing goes will determine our next seasons sailing plans.  Stay tuned!

I’ve been working hard on provisioning the past few weeks.  Made a trip to the butcher to fill the freezer.  I liken packing our 3.5 cubic foot top-load freezer to playing the Tetris game in my childhood (the game where different shaped blocks fall from the top of the screen and you have to rotate and move them to build a wall with no holes).  I use every available space in our freezer and pack things as tightly as possible.  I’ve even gone so far as to mold and freeze hamburger in unique shapes to make it fit better.

We have visited numerous yard sales during our time here to be sure the kids have plenty of clothes in current and upcoming season appropriate sizes.  Jack and I are hoping to stay the same size so no future clothes size planning was needed there, whew, one less thing to plan for.  We also made a “pack the car to the gills” stop at Trader Joes in Gainesville FL on the way home from a road trip to MS.

I will update the blog as we have internet and interesting stories to share.  Hopefully our next blog entry will be pictures of the huge fish we catch!

About Oh, the Places We've Been!

In 2008 I married Jack, the love of my life and the only man that could ever keep up with me. Instead of the nice little French Colonial with a white picket fence, we opted to make our home on the 46-foot catamaran "Let it Be". Since living on a sailboat we've had two kids and sailed thousands of miles along the coast of Central America, the United States, the Bahamas and currently Baja California. Our family of four is always ready for the next adventure and we’re never quite sure where it will take us next. Oh, the places we still have yet to go!
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7 Responses to On The Seas Again

  1. McDonald & Jakovina says:

    Vaya con dios, mis amados.

  2. Omar Ramirez says:

    God Speed, it is great you all are writing again, you guys have a great story and a way of telling it that keeps does who read it well entertain and waiting for an update.
    God bless you all and keeps you away of rought waters.

  3. Sandy Simpson says:

    Glad to hear from you. I was wondering what you were up to.

  4. Kathy enyedi says:

    Wishing you all safe travels, good weather, Bon voyage!

  5. Alyson says:

    So glad to hear from you again. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. I can’t believe how much your babies have grown! Such a beautiful family. May God bless you and your family with safe travels.

  6. Debbie Murrie says:

    Happy sailing! Praying for safe travels and adventures for your wonderful family!

  7. penny alden says:

    nicole, laid up very temporarily with a tweaked back, so time to peruse blogs. Enjoyed! How are you? Did I see you were in Oregon?

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