|The New Moondance|
After months of looking from the East coast to the West coast, we got lucky.
|Visiting Darrell and Sarah (m/v Scrimshaw)|
Our good friends, Darrell and Sarah (Suncoast Yachts) found the boat we have been looking for in San Diego, California.
|Captain Doug at the helm|
She is in great condition, met all of our requirements, most of our would-like-to-have's, and in our price range.
Plus, she is on the Pacific and a short distance from all of our friends in Mexico - yeah!
|Hanging with Deb and Kath at Ocean Beach|
We are looking forward to sitting out on the sundeck watching the world go by - our favorite past time.
Of course, we have already generated a list of enhancements and improvements.
|Doug walking Clara and Bobby|
Fortunately, most of them are "want to's" and only a few "have to's".
|Relaxing on Orcinius|
Thanks so much to our friends John and Lisa (s/v Orcinuis) for letting us stay on their beautiful boat.
|Danette and Doug at the Barn Dance|
Made life so much easier (and cheaper) as we went thru the boat buying process. Sweet people!
|Fishing not catching|
Our current plan...
|Sunrise on the Columbia River|
Hop back and forth between Texas and San Diego working on Moondance until we can move aboard full time - hopefully soon.
|Dinner with the family in Washington|
Of course, we are going to have to work while living aboard in San Diego!
|Oyster slurping contest - yuck!|
Paying California prices, plus buying a bunch of boat goodies is going to cost big bucks.
|Catching up with the crew of Bella Vita|
We are definitely going to need a job at West Marine for the boat discounts!
|Washington State Capitol|
So excited that the search is over and we can get back to the cruising life.
|Doug and Cloe and Widget|
We have missed it, plus our cruising friends.
|Good friends Roger and Laurie|
Come and visit us sometime if you are in the neighborhood!
|World of Weed - oh boy!|
PS: This is a collection of pictures from our 3-month road trip (TX, NM, UT, ID, OR, WA, OR, ID, OR, NV, CA, AZ, NM, and TX). We were pooped!
|Stonehenge Memorial in Maryville|
Loved seeing friends and family along the way.
We missed some and didn't get to visit long enough, but loved every minute of it.
|Katy and Levi - sweet|
Plus, we enjoyed our house sitting gigs in Olympia, Washington, and San Diego, California.
|Great friends from La Grande!|
Great places to stay, plus we got to play with the doggies!
|I won a TV - hah!|