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We arrived at the Boise airport at 4am yesterday and sleepily made our way through lines, security and more lines.


Aidan enjoyed not having to walk much.


After a couple of flights we landed in Fort Lauderdale and greeted Danny with big hugs and kisses. It felt good to walk down the dock to our floating home, and get settled in.


After partly unpacking, I lay down to sleep and slept till 6pm, then woke for a couple hours and slept till 8am this morning. My bed has never felt so good! Even after all that rest, I felt like I could continue sleeping for several more hours.

For Fathers Day the Creatures made Danny breakfast in bed, and presented him with beautiful notes they’d written him, and them some gifts we’d picked out in Idaho. We are so grateful to him and for the wonderful dad he is.

We had something else exciting to do today…we loaded into the spiffy rental car (they gave Danny a Mercedes since they messed up on his rental), and drove 90 minutes north to Jensen Beach to meet up with our son and daughter, Ashley and Jordan, and their sweet Mom Stephanie. It was SO good to see them! We ate lunch together then relaxed in a park for a while.


Danny got out his drone and showed Jordan how it flies.


Jude fell in love with a bug,


we were stalked by curious birds,


and Aidan grew a mosstach.


Of course there always has to be some tree climbing involved, which 4 of the creatures took part in.

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We sat and chatted for a couple of hours, and after devouring some ice cream together had to say ‘see you later’ and head our separate ways once more. It was so wonderful being together!



We have more exciting news to share (drum roll………). Our friends, the Nell family, who joined us in January for 10 days in Mexico, are going to be spending part of the Summer with us. We are going to teach them all about sailing and what it’s like to live aboard. Chad, Marci, Sierra and Glade will be joining us on July 6th. We are very excited to share more of this adventure with them. Our home has beds for 10 people, so every bed will be filled (but that doesn’t mean we don’t have room for more in the sail bag, on the trampoline and in the hammock!). We will begin to slowly prepare for their arrival tomorrow. Only 17 more days!!!

There’s a good chance that Danny will be leaving on another trip later this week, so we will make sure we take advantage of our time together and as always, enjoy each others company.


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