In The Water!

Today we got the boat in the water! And……(wait for it)……it didn’t sink!  Huzzah! Aaaah – what a good feeling to see the boat back in the water where it belongs. It’s a weird thing to see such a large, heavy displacement, blue-water boat out of the water in storage. It definitely doesn’t belong there,…

Feeling Frustrated

Joe has been quite sick with a head/chest cold but seems to be getting over it, and now I've started to get sick with something yesterday. Being sick sucks. Especially when you are essentially homeless and living out of hotel rooms. Joe and I realize life is a real challenge for both of us right…

Free Day

We were 'dog free' for one more day, and Joe was still feeling puny from his virus, so I was the designated driver and set out to find a park I'd read about, Fort DeSoto. Turns out it's this great big county park, with several different beaches and fishing piers. We drove up to the…

A Snug Harbor, in St. Pete

Sweet Luxury! We woke up late, and spent the morning lounging in bed. Joe is feeling pretty sickly, but at least we each got a good nights sleep (we're at a cute, funky little mom-n-pop type hotel, with a quirky charm – mint green walls and a back patio with tropical colored chairs and thatched-roof…

Reunited with Mojo

Now that we were back in Florida, we loaded our bags back into our own little car, and drove to Snead Island Boat Works, where our boat is. There she was, up on blocks, with a new ablative bottom paint on. This was our first chance to see her and touch her since we put…

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…