Sunday, May 15, 2016

We are empty nesters! Now what?



With our son Spencer and daughter Shelby now college graduates and signed up on payrolls (and taxes, and no vacation, in short 'boulot') it's time to explore our empty nester life to its fullest.

After 6 years of boatbuilding in landlocked Colorado, the man with a big dream (Bill) is ready to check Alizée's seaworthiness. Next week, he and Spencer will be schlepping her oversized load on a custom-made trailer over 5 long days across 10 states, some more interesting than others, for her sea trials before being shown at the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat festival. I (Cath) will join them in June to come aboard and share her maiden voyage from Mystic to Maine. But first, we have to figure out how in this bloody world we're going to drag her out of the driveway without taking out the house, the tree; the flowers have only hours left ... Wish us luck!

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  1. You did it! It's going to be great, and Mystic Seaport is one of my favorite places. I'm looking forward to following your adventure.

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    1. Susan: tell me all about Mystic (and Kauai) over lunch! Will reach out to you over email.

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  2. What a great adventure! I wish you fair winds and following seas ...

    Walt Wyckoff

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    1. Thanks Walt. I hear you and Pat used to sail. Maybe you'll enjoy our previous blog (circa 2007) at http://www.sailblogs.com/member/norska/.

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