A number of years ago while working remotely in American Samoa
I made a new friend. Well, friends. The Brown family
to be specific. They shared with me their story of sailing adventures that had started in New York
around 3 years prior to our chance meeting. Aboard a 44' St Francis Jen and Otis along with the kids
seemed to really living the dream.
I often thought about these folks. Where are they now, what interesting foods are they sampling, what are they doing, how great was today's sunrise? Like most folks it was only a passive thought. No action on my part. No plans to join them.
June 26 2013 I was diagnosed with a rare cancer, at the time with an uncertain prognosis. The aforementioned family
adventure kept creeping into my mind as I struggled to come to grips with my own future. I regretted not giving it a try and maybe never getting the chance.
It's all these events
that lead me here today; finally signing up for the site and introducing myself.
I have beaten cancer, now I'm going to beat the rat race
and will officially become a "cruiser" as you guys like to call it.
Born and raised in Texas
Served 8 years in the army(Biomedical Engineer)
Moved to Oahu
and from there worked all over the pacific(met the browns)
Currently residing in NorCal (Sacramento Valley)
I am in the long long process of selecting the right first boat for my wife and I, two cats, and if I can't talk the wife out of it, a dog. I love the dog but I'm afraid he is too big and too wimpy for this adventure.
As I've scoured these forums
over the last few years I feel I have gotten to know several of you via your numerous helpful posts. Excuse me in advance if I talk with you like were old friends.