Time To Go Explore!

More hiking, less swimming this winter.

Days are getting shorter, temperatures are more refreshing. As good CommuterCruisers, it’s time to switch from slalom skiing at the lake to hiking in the mountains.

6 Months Later … Yeti vs Pelican vs Engel vs Grizzly vs Yukon … Revisited …

Grizzly Day 1

6 months later … our Grizzly premium cooler spent 3 months in the Florida Keys aboard the boat and 3 months camping from south Florida to the Southwest Utah desert canyons. Would we buy another “premium cooler”? How did it go?

Time Flies ….

Boat dock in Ocracoke Village

Time flies when you’re having fun, whether it’s on the boat or in the travel trailer. We’re enroute back to the boat, but in the meantime, enjoy some photos from our time on the Outer Banks….

LifeProof Case Bites The Dust.

See the "bubble" where on the bottom of the Lifeproof case?  No way it's still waterproof!

I took my waterproof, except it was no longer waterproof, IPhone Lifeproof case white water rafting to snap some photos.

The Countdown Is On


Where did the summer go? Is it really almost time to return to the boat for the winter? Oh darn!

What the Heck is an iSUP? (inflatable stand up paddleboard)

My first time on a inflatable Tower Standup Paddleboard.

Are you like me and think standing up paddling around on a surfboard is nuts? Try it before you make up your mind, you might be like me and think twice.

Leave These OUT of Your Boat Fridge


Refrigerators on boats are small. So what goes in & what can safely stay out?

More Sunscreen on More Stuff!

The roof wouldn't dry so I took an old towel to it to help it along - 303 needs a dry surface.

Who knew that the 303 Aerospace Protectant we love aboard the boat would also become a staple of our preventative maintenance on the travel trailer. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

Racing and Almost Maiden Voyage for the Camper!

Y Flyers racing -- 19 boats at the Riviera Regatta... expecting more like 30 for Y Flyer Nationals.

Enjoying sailing and camping in our new Lance 1685 travel trailer — all in one week! Enjoying life!

Chain O’Lakes State Park, Spring Grove, IL

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Luckily we were smart enough to ask for and actually use “local knowledge” for our first foray into the world of camping (in a travel trailer).