Our Tribe

We’re a small family with a large imagination. We will need to achieve many goals before reaching our ultimate destination. Truth be told, we don’t even know where that is yet! The general idea is to set sail toward some tropical location and to enjoy the good life and these special times with our rapidly developing little baby girl. We know many hurdles lie ahead; the first one was to purchase a sailboat large enough to fit the three of us comfortably into. Having recently achieved this goal brings us to the second one — learn to sail her.

And will we succeed? It’s 98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed. We’re off to great places, we’re off and away. Our sailboat is waiting; let’s get on our way!


This blog will mainly serve as a family journal for us to look back on and for our friends and extended family to check out from time to time to see what we’ve been up to.  Also, I have gained such a tremendous amount of insight from blogs and posts on various forums on the web that I want to take some time to give something back to my fellow travelers and adventurers out there.


I want this blog to be many things. My life has been full of incredible experiences and people, and gosh darn it, I want to be able to remember and reminisce about this stuff when I’m old(er) and gray(er). So, I’m pledging to write it down. Above that, I would also like to address some questions and advice that I have been given throughout my life – all those phrases like ‘do it while you’re young’ and ‘do before you have kids’ or even better ‘now that you have a baby, you’re going to have to settle down’ – I want to strive towards making daily life an adventure no matter my age or parental status.

So yes, this blog will be about learning to sail and all the adventures that go hand in hand with it, but it will also be peppered with stories about family life and how we are making our own way in this big old world. Life is about making choices. For better or worse, we have made the choice of a sailboat purchase… now let’s see where this watery path will lead us.


Can I get on the boom boom?

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    1. Hi! Thanks for the invite; we would love to meet you guys. We have family in town over the weekend, so I’m not sure what the plans are. We’ll definitely keep the herring festival in mind. It would also be fun to sail out to Angel Island to meet for a hike/picnic and have the kiddos run around. If we make it to Sausalito this weekend, I’ll let you know. Look forward to meeting you and your family!

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    1. It was great meeting you and the boys too Heather. We may be headed to Sausalito this weekend to meet up with Christian and Josie. Be neat to check out your neighborhood if you guys are around! -JD


  1. Hey there, we’d love to meet up with you guys once we get back in the Bay. We are in Stockton right now on the hard working on Rad Mode’s bottom when the boatyard isn’t flooded. We should be back in the Richardson Bay area at the very beginning of next month.

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    1. Hey guys, nice! I bet you’re liking this weather better now, eh? Hope the bottom job is going well. Yes, let’s hook up soon. We’ve got a bit of travel off and on this month. Are you staying in the bay for a while, or moving on?


      1. Somehow we missed this message. We are done with the haul out and are back in the Bay! We’ll be around for a while and would like to meet up. Are you guys still around?


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