On Friday, I said we would sleep on the boat on Saturday 8/23 if it killed me. But that is not what this trip is about--deadline and schedules, fighting what is and forcing MY plan. It is about flexibility and adventure and peace and making smart decisions, based on the weather, the circumstances and our crew of three.
I am so grateful for my sweet, VERY logical husband. And for the magnificent sunrise over the cove that I woke up to this morning. And for starting the journey in a more sane frame of mind! Yesterday, instead of 'killing myself' I had a beautiful afternoon gardening with Tam Macuch--the perfect way to say "so long" to my precious gardens and the perfect way to connect with my precious friend!
We are planning to push off from Leisure Shores Marina either this evening or early tomorrow morning. If we go tonight, we likely will just go around the corner and drop an anchor. Tomorrow we are likely to go FAR...to get this trip started!
The next 2 weeks, though we have a destination and will end up in DC by 9/7, we are on 'vacation'. Michael has to work thru the first week of November, so while Ally and I will be starting home (boat!) school 9/8 and learning to live aboard s/v Ally Cat, he will be going back and forth to Jacksonville to finish up open enrollment with his client.
Once I post this message, I will be turning off my computer and putting it on board. My plan is to FULLY embrace this vacation time and not be back online until 9/8. One of Ally's first assignments will be to research where we will have our blog and to design it. I will be sure to post the address when we have one
Thank you for all of the love, help and encouragement! Sometimes I think we are CRAZY for doing this, but I am ready to take this HUGE leap of faith!
LOVE YOU ALL!
Kimberly, Mike and Ally