Lobster: Friend or Food?

You did it. You actually bought four live lobsters with the intention of eating them for dinner. You’ve never done that before. You don’t know the first thing about it. How do you pick them up? Where do you keep them before you cook them? How do you cook them? Thank goodness for YouTube. You Read More


Hold On, Betsy!

When a 7-year-old sees a live lobster for the first time, what goes through his or her head? “That’s the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen!” Or, “That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen!” I can’t imagine being indifferent about them. Maine lobsters are actually pretty, once they’re cooked, I think. But I’ll have to Read More

Passage with Glen

Through the Middle of Florida

Our boat neighbor, Glen, has a passion for boats. He buys boats in need of some TLC, lives on them in the marina while he’s fixing them up, sells them, and starts all over again. Recently, he bought a damaged Hunter 454 in Jacksonville. And while he’s perfectly capable of bringing it back to St. Read More

We Ran Our Butts Off

Why Are 9000 People Running Through Disney?

Who the hell voluntarily wakes up at 3:00 in the morning, gets in their car and drives to EPCOT Center at 3:30, takes the monorail to the Magic Kingdom, walks to the outer edge of the parking lot (that’s 2 miles so far), and waits in line, in the rain, when it’s 55 degrees outside, Read More


Three Daughters

I love hard ciders. But not all are created equal. I’m not a fan of the mass produced kind, like White Claws or Bud Light Ciders. But give me some Three Daughters Hard Rose Cider or the Hard Raspberry Lemonade Cider, and I’m in heaven. Jeff loves their Beach Blonde and their Florida Orange IPA. Read More


Boat Life Suits Us

We’re back in St. Pete, as you know. And we love it here. Not only do we love living in St. Pete, but we love living on our boat. After almost a year of living aboard, I’ve come to realize that I really don’t need most of the stuff in those bins we stored in Read More

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There’s No Place Like Home

We’re so happy we made the decision to come home this summer. We had a wonderful time in The Bahamas, but we really missed our families – especially this little guy. He’s our amazing grandson. You might have seen him in Episode 9 when we took him to the mountains for a week. If you Read More


Flexibility Equals Happiness

Does flexibility really equal happiness? We had a plan. It was good plan. We know plans change, and we knew ours wouldn’t be immune to that change. But we didn’t expect it to happen like this. Plan – Bahamas from March – May 2021. June 2021 pull into Just Catamarans in Ft. Lauderdale for some Read More

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Surviving Eta

Well, this was exciting. We are docked at the Harborage Marina in St. Petersburg, FL. We love this marina. It’s a little pricey, but we always felt it was worth the extra money. We were actually offered a slip at a nearby marina for less than half the price. When we went to see it, Read More

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Clutch Bank Blow-out

How do you destroy a Lewmar triple clutch bank? Oh, that’s easy! Step 1 Start sailing in 28 knots of wind and 4-6′ seas coming at you from about 45 degrees off your starboard bow. Single reef your main and jib. Put up with that kind slop all day until the sun starts to set. Read More