Monday, November 19, 2012

Time to Start Packing

I am flying back to Texas in a few days to spend Thanksgiving with my family and to pick up our newest crew member, Luna.  Troy will stay here on Storyville in Salinas, Puerto Rico.  I sure will miss him but he will be left in good hands with Stacy and Rene and our other cruising friends. Stacy promises to feed him Thanksgiving dinner!  He has some boat projects planned for the time while I'm away, so hopefully he will stay busy and he won't miss me too much.

I can't wait to see my family, my daughters and sister and aunts and nieces and grand kids and mom and mother in law and sister in law.  I have such a wonderful, large family and it really feels good to get to spend a little time with them all.  I'm also looking forward to fitting in some time with friends.  I feel truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.  Definitely a lot to be thankful for.

Troy and I also feel so blessed and thankful to be living our dream of sailing in the Caribbean.  What a life we have!  We are really looking forward to exploring the French islands on the way down to Grenada in the next several months.  And I'm looking forward to blogging all about it.  Thanks to our new Wirie AP, we have been able to pick up Internet in almost every anchorage. Even some of the more remote ones.  Hopefully we will continue to have luck with that as we head down island.

This is Luna, she's a Border Terrier and she's gonna be the best little sailor dog ever!

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles M. Schulz

One ship sails east and another sails west
With the self-same winds that blow.
Tis the set of the sail and not the gale
Which determines the way they go.
As the winds of the sea are the ways of fate
As we voyage along through life,
Tis the act of the soul that determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox