We met at the Grand Canyon while leading road trip/camping adventures throughout North America. Leading tours made it difficult to be together as much as we wanted and neither were ready for desk jobs at the time so we decided to hit the road in an 18 wheeler. After one year in a big rig we got married in a Blues Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, traveled the world for a while, then were both offered lead management roles, that launched our current careers in tourism. In 2012, our daughter Ruby came into the picture. We’ve been told countless times that we’d have to grow up and settle down. But that deep love for travel and staying active is still strong and we’re determined to live life outside the box!
When Ruby turned 1 year old we moved out of the small cabin in Northern California that she was born in and moved aboard our first sailboat, a 1988 Hunter Legend 37.5, named Gone Tomorrow. Having traveled extensively in many types of vehicles from our Volkswagen Westafalia, to our KLR 650 dual sport motorcycles, to 18 wheelers and a 24 ft. RV, we felt like we’d be well suited for the sailing life. We were right; we are loving it!
Jen~ 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 world. Life is about making choices. For better or worse, we have made the choice to live on a sailboat… now let’s see where this watery path will lead us.
JD~ It’s crazy to think that it’s been 3 years since we bought our first sailboat and moved aboard. S/V Gone Tomorrow, has treated us quite well! She’s been the absolute perfect boat for us for where we are in our lives and at our level of sailing experience. We’ve learned a lot about sailing and we’ve had a lot of great adventures around the San Francisco Bay that we used to only dream about. We’re excited to sail on and share our experiences, frustrations, goals and lessons here on our blog.
Ruby~ Can I get on the boom boom?