We are now 3 days into this journey as we moved aboard the boat this weekend. We are having a great time and all are adjusting well. We do need to watch our water usage as we have been using a ton. Homeschooling is going great and Jen is doing an amazing job as the kids love it and are absorbing so much material.
I do have to say that I don’t miss the negative temperatures the last few days in Indiana along with the 12 inches of snow. Down here in South Florida, the weather has been much warmer. The highlights have been seeing the boat, hanging with the the local dock cat named Honey,
going to the beach, finding friends (Ben is an 7 year boy and Abby is a 9 year old girl – perfect for our kids), lizard hunting (the count is up to finding 36), driving a remote control boat (thanks Nana/Papa – I was wrong thinking it would be bad on the sailboat – you were right),
playing games and just hanging out as a family. We did get the trailer unloaded and returned. For the first 3 weeks, we have a small apartment as we try to sort out where to put everything on the boat.
It is a bigger challenge than I thought and the local Container Store is getting some good business from us. Bob, Bert, Crabby and Hermie (the hermit crabs) are still alive and adjusting to constant love, affection and man-handling from 7 and 9 year olds. Cam makes his crabs exercise more than Joellen, and I do feel bad as they have to race around the table. We did have dinner with Pam Wall and plan to use her expertise since she sailed around the world for 5 years with her husband and kids. She also is an expert on the Bahamas. We hope to get the boat out for some docking practice and sailing late next week. Onwards and upward into 2014 —
As many people set goals for 2014, I thought I would share our goals for this adventure service journey —-