Posts Tagged with ‘Making it Happen’
27 Sep 2016
Over the past 7 months Tate and I have driven around 10,000 miles visiting 24 States, 9 National Parks and numerous other monuments and State Parks. We experienced wide ranging climates, landscapes and demographics and met some INCREDIBLE people including many that have followed our refit and sailing adventure for years before this RV trip. Through a combination of National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), friend’s lands and the occasional Walmart and Flying J truck stop’s we […]
30 Jan 2016
Since we have been a sailboat/sailing blog for nearly 6 years now I imagine it has come as quite a shock that we have completely shifted gears and are now primarily a Vlog about, not sailing but Rving. I’ve been meaning to go into more detail about this radical change but honestly haven’t had the time. We have been incredibly busy for the past month (we arrived back to the US on January 15th and in two weeks have purchased a vehicle and are almost done outfitting it for the road) and […]
31 Oct 2015
It’s that time of year again. Costumes, candy and haunted houses. HALLOOOWEEEEEN! Back home in Louisiana the leaves are changing colors and the temperatures are cooling off as the summer fades to fall and Tate and I spend numerous hours (ok, maybe not that long;) looking at our five little nephews dressed as pumpkins and superheros as our family homes are decorated in orange and black. Here on Sundowner the spirit is a decidedly different. Far from the reaches of candy aisles and leaves be […]
03 Jan 2015
I have finally joined Tate. Friday was my last day at work and by 12:15 I had cleaned out my desk and turned the light out for the last time. I’ve spent the past 5 1/2 years on this project building a giant hospital. That’s about as long as I was in college. I have grown with my coworkers and they have watched me grow, mainly into this girl that is headed off on a crazy adventure around the world. The goodbye was sweet and they were elated I had followed through and am starting this […]
20 Dec 2014
Finally it was our turn. At some point in every cruising blog we’ve followed there comes a time for the “Bon Voyage Party” and over the years we’ve shared in the joyous anticipation preceding the trip of a lifetime and also the sadness that comes from leaving the ones you love.
Tate asked me about 6 months ago if we should do some kind of big party for our departure or have little parties over the holidays. We explored options until Skipper Glenn who we raced with on Ques […]
06 Dec 2014
In just over a week I am going to be without a car! That’s one short e away from without a care. Tate was able to strike up a deal over steaks and wine and got my little Corolla sold! Yippee. After next Monday we’ll be a one car, or truck in this matter, family. Since Tate is still working (trying to finish a big project) we’ll be truckpooling to work until we leave or until he finally throws in the towel, which is any day now. Progress towards leaving land life has become more […]
07 Nov 2014
Its funny how things all seem to run together in a rush at the end of a process. You know what I’m talking about. When the tub is draining and it gets low there is suddenly a great slurping noise as the water forms a whirlpool. Well such is my life now. I had begun to wonder if it would ever happen and now that it is happening it seems to be in a great rush. I mean that both figuratively and literally. How so?
The great literal rush is the wind. Since we’ve moved aboard, two g […]
30 Oct 2014
Well we’ve finally done it. This past weekend we moved all of our stuff aboard Sundowner and now we officially live on a boat! It’s completely wild and awesome. In short I LOVE IT. Five years in the making and it’s actually happened…I almost can’t wrap my head around it. So was the move stressful? What did we do with all of our stuff? How did we make it happen? Is it cramped? Have I thrown Tate overboard yet? Have we taken a shower yet? These are questions I asked m […]
09 Aug 2014
I like how my wife can make blog posts about what vaccines we’re getting and post a photo of herself smiling with her cute little bandaid on her arm. I, however, cannot.
When I was younger I got a vaccination that caused a reaction in me that was very bad. The doctors at the time said I had a reaction to the serum and thus the vehicle of the vaccination was dangerous to me. So I just didn’t get any more vaccines. No boosters. Nothing. I was even weary of things like steroid […]
25 Jul 2014
I’ll admit I’m a newbie at all this “international” travel stuff. In fact I’ve only left the country twice in my whole 31 years on earth. Once when I was 11 to visit St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Island) for a blissful week of scuba diving heaven with my sister and dad and once again the next year when I was 12 to Prince Edward Island, Canada to explore the Canadian wilderness and golf resort with my dad and now stepmom Kate. This was back in the early 90’s before th […]