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Sailing

August 26, 2015 · filed under: Trips by Geoff

After two years, we decided it had been too long since we last went sailing and I was afraid I was going to forget everything we learned. So off to Bayfield we went for a swift 3-day sailing trip on the 40′ True North.

One night at dock and two nights at anchor meant forgetting all worries and enjoying the peace and quiet of a sailboat, the fun of trimming the sails and racing other sailors, and just finding time to relax. No cell service certainly helped as well.

The weather started out a bit difficult, raining all night the first night at port and into the morning. But by 10 AM the rain started to break and we headed out for our weekend of fun and relaxation.

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Vacation!

July 15, 2015 · filed under: Trips by Geoff

After a long and busy spring, we decided we needed to get away. Jill wanted a beach, but knew it would be difficult to talk me into it, unless she bribed with camping. So, a trip was planned to the Great Smokey Mountains for some camping, then on to the beach in South Carolina. The trip was amazingly relaxing, even though the camping was a wash due to endless rain. We made the most of it, but Daufuskie Island more than made up for some frustrating days camping.

We started out with a long road trip, with a stop in Nashville to visit the Science Museum to break up the drive. Then camping at Mile High Campground high up in the mountains near Great Smokey Mountain National Park.

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We made the most of the weather that we had, but even I had just about enough of the dampness and rain when it was time to pack up and head south. We closed up a soaking wet camper and headed on to bluer skies at sea level. We had to move quickly because we needed to get groceries for four days and make it 5 hours to Bluffton, SC in time for our 3 PM water taxi ride to the island. Daufuskie doesn’t have a bridge or a ferry service, nor does it have a grocery store. This was going to be an adventure!

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The island was a hit with everyone. The beach was gorgeous, the atmosphere was completely relaxing, and golf-cart only transportation was the cap to a really fun and super relaxing trip but entirely too short trip.

Happy holidays!

December 24, 2014 · filed under: Family, Holidays by Geoff

Happy holidays to you, and a very happy new year. Our resolution for 2015 is to take the time to share and post photos more often, and to be better at making time to stay connected with friends and family.

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