Cruisers University

Back in Oregon, sitting at our computer, Joe and I signed up for 4 days of classes geared towards boat cruisers, that are offered in between the Annapolis Sailboat Show and the Motorboat Show.  So Monday morning we got up bright and early to drive into Annapolis for classes that started at 8:15 (no rest…

Second Helpings

Even though the weather was drizzly and warm, we went back into DC (this time without any of the emotional drama of the day before!). Saw some great national sites – went through the Capitol (learned the when it’s spelled ‘Capital’ it’s referring to the city – or any capital city – and when it’s…

A Day of Ups and Downs

This is a two-part post: Part One:  The Annapolis Sailboat Show! The boat show was fascinating – soooo many vendors in such tight quarters! Anything you could imagine for a sailboat was being sold by multiple companies. We asked about dinghys, foulies, books, composting toilets, EPIRBS, generators, davits, arches, rigging, batteries, etc.  Joe and I…

Whitby Brewer Rendezvous

I haven’t written for a couple of days due to being so tired! But to recap, our room turned out fine. We are staying in a beautiful home on a small golf course, about 30 minutes away from  DC, Annapolis, and the meeting place for the Whitby/Brewer Rendezvous. Tuesday was the first full day at…

Hello Maryland

Whew - what a whirlwind today was! We were up at 5 AM to pack our bags and catch a shuttle to the Tampa airport.  Once we landed at Dulles airport in DC, we rented a car and drove straight to the little town of Galesville MD, for the Whitby/Brewer Sailboat Association Rendezvous. We were…

Down Time

buildings and sidewalk in Ybor City

Today began with a wonderfully late start: I actually got up before Joe this morning, around 9 am. Buster was already up and ready to head out for his morning 'business'.  We eventually ended up finding a laundromat and did our first load of clothes ‘on the road’. Now I feel like a real traveler…

Florida, Finally!

We woke up this morning in Florida, and for the first time in days we were able to sleep in and take it easy. It is surprising how fatigue sets in while traveling cross-country!  We have spent a full week driving in our little Prius C, loaded with:  all the gear from home that we…

Laramie to Lincoln

With 1177 miles behind us, we've already enjoyed a lot of incredible scenery.  Eastern Oregon has a unique beauty with rolling hills in desert terrain, which slowly gives way to greenery along the Snake River in Idaho. Fields of corn and other crops bordered I-84 through Idaho and into Utah where the landscape turns rugged…

Leaving Home

Originally, when making our plans, we had been hoping to drive out of Eugene early on the morning of Saturday Sept. 24th, but we woke up that Saturday morning with a house that still seemed full of stuff (what? how?). We spent our last day there working in overdrive: one last load to the dump,…