Still Stateside

Well, we are still here in Miami.  This is a visual explanation of why we haven’t left yet.  This is Marc with our generator batteries in the V-berth.  This is one of three reasons we are still here stateside.This is what went down.  This past Thursday Marc and I were getting Adagio all ready to make the…

Tough As Nails

Last Wednesday our really good friend, Zach Frank, flew from Atlanta to Florida and boarded Adagio to sail with us down the coast to Miami.  Marc met Zach in middle school and they were best friends for two years.  Then Zach moved to Cincinnati and Marc and Zach lost touch.  But Marc and Zach ran…

Back in the US of A

We have been a little on the go lately.  We flew back to Florida from Costa Rica five days ago, then Camden and I turned around and flew out the following day to Charlotte, and now we are back here in Florida visiting with Marc’s dad.  Really good news: Marc’s excellent duct taping skills allowed our cardboard boxes…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Well, not exactly like a Christmas we normally think of in the US… I must admit it is a bit strange that December is “summer” here in Costa Rica so it’s warm and sunny during Christmas.  Without sweaters, hot cocoa and a fire in the fireplace, it obviously does not feel like a “typical” Christmas. …

Tires and Fires and Bumper Cars

So my parents just left yesterday.  I am super close with them and my heart actually hurts today.  It feels like something is missing.  Driving the 15 minutes to Maria’s school this morning, I missed my dad because he came with me to drop her off each day.  We chatted and laughed the whole way.  And…

Muy Bien…Joellen is Ten!

Last Sunday Joellen turned double digits!  She was pumped to be the big 1-0.  If turning ten is not exciting enough, it was made that much sweeter by having my parents here to celebrate (the kids call them Mimi and Jaybird).  When Joellen woke up, we asked her what she wanted to do on her big…