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Thread: living on a boat
living on a boat
Posted: 8/19/2009 10:46:48 AM
For anyone in the San Francisco-Bay Area the Sausalito Floating Home Community is having their annual self guided tour, this year 20 homes will be open, it is Saturday, September 26, 11am to 4pm, tickets are $35.00 and can be purchased online at floatinghomesdotorg ... There are videos of previous tours online too. I've been a few times, there are quirky and incredibly beautiful homes there, some worth millions.
Posted: 8/18/2009 10:00:49 AM
What to do with a loaf of sourdough or french bread when it's a day or two old...
Slice, rub with a little garlic, toast and top with chopped tomatoes/basil or cilantro/olive oil, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and broil for a few seconds... easy and delicious way to use bread when it's not soft and fresh.
Fellow world travelers? Where have you been, and where do you want to go?
Posted: 7/26/2009 8:35:52 PM
Haven't been to Gatlinburg for quite a few years but have enjoyed several adventures there in the Winter and also in the late Spring when I went to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. Gatlinburg is such an unusual place, set in the valley as it with a river running through it and a ski lift coming down right in the center of the village... love it.
Was on a 12 day cruise a couple of months ago of Hawaiian Islands, loved Kauai, Maui and the tropicalness of all the islands. Our ship sailed by and turned around to sail by again as we passed the Kilauea Volcano flowing into the sea at 10pm, WOW! Taking my fourth cruise to Mexico in October, new itinerary this time, Sea of Cortez, Topolobampo and LaPaz, haven't been there before. I'd live on a ship if I could, just love that mode of travel now.
I've been to Europe many times, most recently I've traveled to Slovania and Croatia. Venice and Switzerland are by far my most favorite places, Alaska is right up there too.
Have been to Yosemite three times in recent years, what a magnificent park in my own state.
My monthly trip is a visit to Reno, nice to receive comps, enjoy being pampered in a resort atmosphere and lucky to be able to fly there in less than an hour from SFO.
I was a tour coordinator for four years and organized trips for groups now I just do it for me... still looking for that right someone to join me.
living on a boat
Posted: 7/26/2009 7:53:14 PM
In the late 80's I lived on a 50ft A-frame houseboat in Redwood City, CA, less than an hour south of San Francisco. It did not have an engine so it was docked at all times. This thread has brought back some great memories of living in a harbor. My daughter and I lived on the boat and we knew all of our "sailor" neighbors, there were alot of couples and everyone was so helpful and protective, one of the most friendly and secure places I ever lived.
My boat had been built in the "40's in the Sacramento Delta, I understand it was in a couple of movies, never saw any proof of that but I believe it because it was so full of charisma. The boat had living room with windows up to the ceiling, dining area, kitchen and a loft bedroom with walk-in closet and walk-out balcony. The large bed was situated under a turret with skylights, you could see the sky and birds above.
We had two dogs and they seemed to love the water lifestyle, lazing around on the sunwarmed deck was a favorite pastime.
We lived happily for two years but the boat needed a new flotation system, it was on six wooden pontoons and they needed to be upgraded. My new career was needing most of my time and energy so regretably I sold the boat to live on land where I wasn't listing (leaning sideways) during low tide. The fellow who bought the boat had built several two-story houseboats in the same marina so he did a wonderful job of upgrading it to the standard it deserved, it is still in that marina, I visit every so often.
Living on that houseboat was one of the best experiences of my life. I think if anyone has any thoughts of doing it they should go full speed ahead with their dream.
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