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Christ is born! Glorify Him! Merry Christmas!

From New Port Richey, FL, a small break on land!

Frequently Asked Questions

A few of the questions we keep receiving are answered below. Some of the answers may change without much notice.Why are you doing this?There is no short answer to this question. We love our VA neighborhood, our family and friends. This journey is not a way for us to run away from anything. It was an idea, which eventually grew, and we decided to go. God willing, we will keep on going! When are you coming back?We started this as a one-year adventure. We can continue beyond, or end it sooner. Once you step on a boat, you quickly understand that the calendar does not work well.
Did you win the lottery? We did not, and probably never will, because we do not play. Joe continues to work, while I did have to leave my job. We also carry our mortgage, for now, which puts us on a tight budget. On the other hand, our needs/wants have shrank significantly due to the lack of space, busy activities and schedules.What about school?We homeschool, and we observe everything around us, as we travel. 
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Our first offshore, overnight passage!

Our land stop, after a few days of anchoring and motoring south on the ICW, was a small charming town in North Carolina - Beaufort. It seems to be the preferred rest-and-recuperate place for most boaters headed our way (and few head the opposite direction during this time of the year). 
We had reserved a marina, and once we plugged our boat into the electricity, the huge tent became a tiny apartment. It is amazing what a few light bulbs and a shower can do to someone’s mood. It is a bit sad, actually.
For the following three days, Joe traveled for work and we met up with three kids from another kid-boat, whom we had met in Annapolis earlier, while still on land. The kids got along well, but there is an unspoken understanding that living on a boat is sufficient interest in common. There is too little time for petty arguments, gossiping, or drama. Most families only stay at a place for a short amount of time, and even though we are all headed in the same direction, the pace is differen…