We’ve always got “garbage” piled up next to the dock locker that the kids use to build different things. It’s gotten to the point around here that our neighboring boats are even dropping off their boxes for our kids to use. By day three I had everything pretty well assembled … Read More



Just in time for Christmas. Lowe managed to hold on to all of his teeth until they came out naturally—seems to imply that he is just better than his sister at protecting his face when he wipes out. We went down to New Smyrna Beach for the big kite festival. … Read More

Kids Life


The kids found a cast net left behind in the dock locker and immediately added it to their arsenal. One two-minute Youtube video later Ouest was casting like an old pro. Lowe was still a little too small to get a good swing on it, so he’s sticking with his … Read More


Going up the mast is quite different on this boat, with a top-of-mast height of just twenty-four feet. We’ve been up there clearing all the old crap off. That big goofy round thing on top, that was performing the important task of gathering HD tv signals from the air to … Read More

Family in Florida

The daily routine here usually includes a trip to a nearby beach along the Tolomato River, if not out to the ocean beaches. They like to jump into the middle of the river and ride the current. Ali just shakes her head in disbelief of their bravery. On one of … Read More


While Uncle JJ was in town we went on over to the lighthouse. I don’t know what Lowe was doing, but I swear he wasn’t going to the bathroom in the corner. And from there we went to the fort in town. We’re going to have to start keeping the … Read More