Hi turboneat, Ocean Girl, and Texas Skipper
to see this thread - my wife and I are also considering buying
a boat in the near future, cruising, and living aboard - and we're in Texas
too (DFW)! Not sure where we would make our home base yet. We made a trip to St. Augustine, FL during spring break to spend a night aboard a boat with some friends of the family
who are full-time liveaboard
cruisers. We're also new to sailing although I had some experience in smaller boats when I was much younger. Looks like it would be a great way to live and see almost as much of the world as you want - eventually. Hopefully we will also make a trip to Kemah sometime during the summer.