Saturday, August 21, 2010

Long time... no post...

I know it's been a long time since we've blogged. We've actually been pretty darn busy.

It was a whirlwind trip up the Chesapeake, stopping for just a couple days in Norfolk, then for just a few days in Yorktown (where we were fortunate to see our friends on Simplicity). From there we had an overnight passage up to Rock Hall and have mostly been settling into our spot there ever since. Gregg's parents were in town for a week of that time and we've been busy catching up with everybody at North Point.

As I write this, I am sitting (drinking coffee and recovering from last night's party) at the home of some good friends (the Krause's, for those of you that know them) in Cary, IL, which is a northwest suburb of Chicago. We got to see a lot of our Chicago-area friends last night, most of them for the first time since we left two years ago. They are definitely what I miss the most about Chicago.

Anyway, we actually drove out as it was cheaper to rent a car for a MONTH, than for the three of us to fly and rent a car here for a week. The added and obvious side benefit is we have access to wheels for a month - a huge treat when the nearest well-stocked grocery store is about 20 miles away and the only nearby small grocery is 1.5 miles away.

Our plan is to stay here until probably Tuesday morning then we'll make the drive back to Maryland. It's not a lot of time to spend here, but it's a little unsettling to leave the boat for so long.

Gregg is a better writer than I am, so I'll wrap it up here. I'm sure he'll post as soon as the muse is with him again.