How did we get here?
We are feeling blessed and grateful for all we have and all we are doing together. 2014 finished with a quiet, peaceful and happy crescendo. At this point, we are not quite sure how to stop – because we love it – (family time, boat, flexibility, challenges, achievements, togetherness, learning) and of greatest importance, is the kids’ education. Our adventure-school model is working so well that we are not too motivated to stop. At some point we will put the boat in storage and fly home to RI, re-enroll the kids in their beloved day-school…but not today.
Our brisk, refreshing New Year’s day plunge: a Rey family tradition.
We spent a quiet New Year’s Eve in Marathon at Hawk’s Cay Resort. New Year’s day we cruised the beautiful Atlantic via Key Largo and Islamorada to Miami in record time, even stopping for a traditional “Polar Bear Plunge” to welcome the new year in Biscayne Bay. The kids and I moved into our friend George’s place for the week, while Tony pressed on with Cortado to a Ft. Lauderdale shipyard. Cortado spent the week getting some engine work done, her bottom and boot-stripe sanded and re-painted, and a few electrical and painting projects.