Well, No Alaska for this boy. I made it official tonight, and emailed the people in Cordova. I’ll be flying to Palau with Laura around the middle of May to live on a 1968 53′ Wood sailboat. It will be for 2 months, with a potential to sail the boat to Thailand afterwards. The pups will be flying soon to live with Grandma and Grandpa in Wayne, ME for a while (THANKS MOM!!!). That will be the hardest part for me, shipping my pups off on an airline w/o me. But, they’ll have a wonderful place to stay and should be very happy. This came up so suddenly, and seemed too interesting to pass up. Why stop such a great vacation if I don’t have to? And, I’ve got the greatest support group of friends and family saying “GO!” I’ll be posting a picture of the sailboat soon, but need help since I can barely operate a macintosh. Stay tuned.

View from the mast

Today, by the way, turned out to be one of the best of my trip so far. Let me say first that I’ve learned to ride on the back of a motorcycle and give up all control. This is a major thing for me, and definately a positive feeling. We rode the Kawasaki to Hillsboro, and worked on Laura’s older ’75 CB550, to get it ready to sell. Once that was running, we headed into the hills on the west side of Portland and it was amazing! I’ve never seen such curvy roads, for such a long distance. I got so into the turns! The CB550 is similar to the bikes I’ve always ridden, and I was very quickly comfortable with it.

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  1. Keith April 20, 2006 at 5:32 pm #

    You will have the time of your life on the open sea. Good luck and my the sun be on your face, and the wind on your back!

    We miss you,
    Keith, Nancy, and Casey

  2. Jen April 20, 2006 at 7:16 am #

    Ok…. at least you know you have MOM’s CRAZY GENE!!!!!!

    Consider this beach side conversation this January….

    Devon “Do you worry that you have your mom’s crazy gene”
    Me “Not so much, I have just enough of it. Now Bryan, he definitely has it. He lives on a bus after all.”

    Later in day when Bryan arrived…
    Me “Bryan, do you worry that you have mom’s crazy gene?”
    B “Oh I have it, I live on a bus”

    It is an incredible opportunity. I’m sure it took a lot of convincing… solitary fish counting or tropics with a girl!

  3. Muttie April 20, 2006 at 4:24 am #

    The chance of a lifetime! So excited for you to have this opportunity, and to take advantage of it… Whahoooooo 🙂

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