United States

Internment of Japanese Americans (1942-1944)

The internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II was the forced relocation and incarceration in concentration camps in the western interior of the country. The number of Americans incarcerated was between 110,000 and 120,000. At least 65% of those interned were full-fledged United States citizens. The forced relocation of these […]

Japanese American Museum of San Jose

I made some time during my work trip to San Jose, California to leave the convention center and do a little exploring. The trip from downtown to Japan Town only cost about $15 dollars in a Lyft and took only about 10 minutes. I’ve been told that San Jose is only one of a handful […]

The Gulf (Stream) War: A Sail to the Bahamas

The Gulf (Stream) War: A Sail to the Bahamas

  We’ve been teasing my sailing adventure with my sister and brother-in-law for some time now and it’s time to share some details. I arrived in Fort Lauderdale after driving across the Everglades in a rental car about a week and a half ago to meet Andi, Matt, and their crewmate Sam. I was geared […]

St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach

We continued our tour of the beaches around Tampa this weekend with a stop at St. Petersburg Beach. The town and its municipal beach are set on a barrier island just off the coast of Pinellas County, Florida. The island has long, wide beaches and, at least during our visit, calm water. The cute downtown […]

Chris-Craft Made Sailboats?

Chris-Craft Made Sailboats?

We have been in the market for a sailboat for a while now that we’ve moved to Tampa. The search came to an unexpected turn when we came across a 35′ Chris-Craft Carribean. I was shocked at first. I’ve been a fan of the Chris-Craft brand my entire life. The powerboats they’ve built have been […]

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Beginning of a Long Journey

The Errant is ready to set sail. You may remember that two years ago my brother-in-law, with some financial help from us, purchased a forty-year-old, 40′ Morgan Sailing Ketch. The boat wasn’t a complete disaster, had a running diesel engine and came cheap. I was excited thinking that we’d be on the water quickly after […]

The Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center

We decided to take a few hours to get a look at the history of our new home of Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay History Center is three floors of permanent and temporary exhibition space by the water in downtown Tampa covering 12,000 years of Florida history. The museum includes a branch of the Hillsborough County […]