Wednesday, August 29, 2012


29 July 13
Vonore, TN

 Seminole, TX

I really have enjoyed this phase of our life.  Traveling around the country in our “Home on the Roadz” was a delightful experience.  I LOVE to travel, and via the motorhome I got the opportunity to visit places that I would have never been able go to otherwise.  We traveled trough 13 different states**, staying in State Parks, city parks, Walmart parking lots, and various other places.  It might not sound romantic, but in a different kind of way, it was.

I met a lot of new people, and I always tried to interact with the locals as much as possible wherever I was.  I think that is the part that made it even more interesting to me.  In the beginning, it was a little bit of a challenge since I had always worked, and suddenly I wasn’t.  But, I kept busy and found interesting and fun things to do while Greg was working.  When he was off from work, we really enjoyed the “camping” and traveling experience. 

As for Greg, he enjoyed having me along to keep him company and maintain some type of family life; and for me, I am grateful and appreciative to have had the opportunity to travel with him for the past year.  We had a blast and made a lot of memories.

I am really not looking forward to the next couple of years, but we will get through it.  Sometimes you have to sacrifice to get where you want to go. 

**states we traveled thru:

 Ft. Stockton, TX....Roadrunners

 A couple of deer at Llano Rive State Park, TX.  The deer were everywhere here.

 Landscape near Llano River State Park, TX

 Old Glory near Llano River State Park, TX

 This oil well pump is adjacent to the helicopter pad in Seminole.
It has been pumping 24/7/365 for over 30 years. $$$$$$$$$$$$$

A non-working, mock pump outside of the Hess office in Seminole.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


15 Aug 12
Vonore, TN

Lobster Diving in Norman's Cay, Exumas - 2006

All the tropical pictures you see in this blog are from our 6-month cruising trip to the Exumas, Bahamas in 2006. We will occasionally post pictures of places we are now, or of things that are currnetly going on in our lives, but the real focus of this blog is us getting a boat back on the water.

We have been thinking about the name of our next boat. Our previous boat, sv Into the Light, was named in reference to a verse in the Bible, found in 1 Peter 2:9, which describes us, as Christians, as being called "out of the darkness and into His marvelous light".  We both thought that was a wonderful description of life before Christ enters vs. life after He enters.

This time we want to shorten the name because Into the Light is just too many syllables when making radio calls.  It becomes a mouthful, and is difficult for those listening to understand.   Ideally, two syllables is best, three at the most.

We have no idea what the name of our next boat will be; we have come up with a few possibilities........ I don't think any one of them jumps out as being 'the one', but who knows. We kinda want to use the nautical term KNOT for the word NOT.  

Here are a few of them: 

Knot Heads
Knot Sea Sick
Knot Loco
Knot a Clew
Knot Home
Knot Tide Down
Knot Tide Up
Knot by Works
Knot Worthy
Knot Our Own
Faith Knot Works
Knot Working
Knot on Dirt
Knot on Wood