Our Floating Home Archive

Staying Put in Jacksonville

The sky is blue, with a few white, puffy clouds and the breeze is warm.  We’re hearing about snow, ice and cold from friends and family in the north.  We made it to Florida!     It has been a little over a month since we arrived in Jacksonville.  The marina is a beautiful place overlooking the Ortega River.  There’s a very nice clubhouse, pool …

I’ll be Home for Christmas

This would be the first year, since having children, that we didn’t have our own home where we would spend Christmas.  This was when I first experienced a disappointment in our live aboard life. In early December Jim said “Our Floating Home needs to be decorated for Christmas!”  Bummer, I was hoping he wouldn’t notice!  You see, I had put together a small box of …

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

One of the most common questions we get is “How do you guys get around?” Since we were about 16 years old the ability to drive a car and get where we wanted to go when we wanted was something we greatly appreciated. A car equals freedom and mobility. This big adventure has brought on numerous challenges.   For the most part it’s been fun trying …

Decisions

  There are some mornings it isn’t cut and dry as to whether or not it’s a good day to head out.  The wind is blowing, but how much wind is too much? We look at numerous weather and marine apps on our phones and the iPad.  We look at each other and ask “What do you think?”  Jim is the captain and it’s most …