Going Inland

Some thoughts on Sailing, and being a woman at the Helm

Writing & Wanderlust

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So…we went inland for the Easter holiday, to see family in La Porte.  Funny how we’ve blended into the weave of fellow IBC’s (Islanders by Choice) here on our Gulf Coastal Island home.  Even still, we long for the water, the rocking back and forth of our sailboat, the clinking of the masts in the wind.  We visited with a local marina the day after Easter, after we got back to the island from a second trip to La Porte in two days because Nico left his phone at his Mom’s the day before.  I have to admit, that day was a good one: lunching with Nico’s dad (the baby’s only living Grandpa), the lolly-gag-of-a-drive back to the island, the visit to the marina…and the smell of the water…down along the slips.

My wanderlust is really getting to me these days, and I miss our sailboat more and more.  If…

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Sweet Potato Discovery

 

 

So yesterday…I was out digging in the dirt like I so-often do on the pretty days that are warm-ish.  I stopped to look at my sweet potato vines, which weren’t looking so good anymore.  Then and there, I decided to put them in the ground to see if the added space to grow might revive them a bit.

Two upturned potted plants later, I had discovered a load of sweet potato tubers that had grown to significant size, and looked quite appetizing…I might add.  This ‘uncovering of buried treasure’ really made my day!  I was super excited!  But there was still the question of whether or not those lovely bundles were edible.  I had to find out!

After about ten minutes of tap tap tapping away at my laptop to research whether or not my tubers were safe to eat, I found a plethora of information following my Google search.  Indeed, they are edible!  And so…tonight, or maybe tomorrow, I’ll be dining on buried treasure!

Life is a discovery!  Can ya dig it?!  :  )

The Forever Optimist — A Family Beach Staycation

Free Family Fun for the New Year!

Forty Something Parents

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We moved to the island last year…on a wing and a prayer; hoping we could make it work, blind to the struggles we would face.  Because of many financial hardships and our rather modest (to put it nicely) means, we’ve learned to become quite creative with how we entertain our toddler.  Free family fun is the norm for us; a very simplistic way of island life.  It has made us better people and parents…all-the-more.

Now, with the holidays behind us, we have welcomed our first new year as full-time Islanders.  And because we love the ocean and the beach so…we felt compelled to go shelling at one of our favorite family-friendly spots along the coast.   This particular stretch of Galveston Beach is a place we have come-to-call ‘Nixi’s Pirate Play Park’.  In our opinion, and Baby’s, it is the best little park on the island!  We highly recommend it to…

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Rescue Of A San Juan 24

~ First Cleaning of Our Old Girl ~