Adventure

SV Delos

We all have that occasional dream of chucking it all, hitting the high seas and sailing around the world.  Well, I do at least.  I’m always interested in hearing about the people who actually do it. You’ll find a lot of  blogs out there following boats making one journey or another, some good, some bad, […]

Strange Things…

Strange Things…

The post this weekend won’t exactly be that long, and it doesn’t really need to be. I made a trip out to Santa Clara, California, just outside of San Jose. I normally don’t travel to cover anime conventions for my side job — at least to those that aren’t within driving distance. But I had […]

A Ducky Tour

A Ducky Tour

This past week, my coworkers and I took an hour-long tour of downtown Pittsburgh aboard a 1942 duck boat. I had seen the Just Ducky tour vehicles around town since we moved to Pittsburgh three years ago, but hadn’t been aboard one. This team-building adventure was just the opportunity I needed to take the plunge. […]

From First Flight to the Moon Landing

I often have trouble relating to people, especially the younger they are, the miracle of the moon landing back in July 1969. The miracle of the moon landing was one created by a country, a brilliant team, and three brave men who dared to go where no one had gone before. The footprints left in […]

Sweat Equity

Sweat Equity

Last week we mentioned that about a year ago Amanda and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, bought a 40-foot sailboat.  The Morgan Ketch (a type of sailboat) is currently at anchor in the pasture of my parents’ farm. We spent less than $10,000 on the project boat, so as you may guess it […]

The Fulfillment of a Childhood Dream

The Fulfillment of a Childhood Dream

I have always been in love with sailing. I think we might have mentioned that once or twice in past blog posts. We have taken every opportunity to get out on the water when we travel. We’ve booked sailing adventures out of St. Mary’s, Maryland; St. Thomas, USVI; and Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. I’ve even […]

Going to School At Sea

Going to School At Sea

I know we’ve mentioned more than once our love of the water and my particular love of sailing. I am mainly self taught and have never had any proper schooling. You don’t need a license to sail or own a boat in most jurisdictions. But if you want to rent or charter a boat you’ll […]