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Old 28-01-2015, 14:00   #1
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Introducing a new family hoping to live aboard soon!

Wanting to connect and learn from other families who are living aboard. We are a family on 4, living (and loving) San Diego, CA. I grew up, beach front, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and my father was captain of the Brazilian Merchant Marine. The love of the ocean is in my blood. I grew up spending as much time as possible in the water. I was a scuba diver, was in college to become a marine biologist and had started my boating licensing. As fate would have, I met my now husband who happened to be from the very much land locked city of Lexington, KY where I remained for 13 years. After we sold our family business in 2011 I saw my chance to get out!! We sold everything we owned, bought a motorhome and traveled all 50 States in 12 months while homeschooling our 2 kids. It was a FANTASTIC experience. We lacked nothing in our tiny home and loved every second of it. At the end of our tour we sold the MH and settled in San Diego, CA where I can almost taste my old life. I'm just starting the process of looking into living aboard and mostly stationary since my husband has a job here in SD.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading! And I am looking forward to meeting and learning from all of you.
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Old 29-01-2015, 08:24   #2
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Re: Introducing a new family hoping to live aboard soon!

Welcome!! We're a family of 3 living aboard and sailing on the Bay Area!!
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Old 29-01-2015, 08:38   #3
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mbrw.
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Old 29-01-2015, 15:25   #4
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Howdy and Welcome Aboard MBWR!

Your experience in the RV sounds like a great land trip and I am sure it was fun and educational for the kids.

From what you wrote in your intro, I bet you would love living aboard a boat too.

Good luck and happy days ahead!
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Old 29-01-2015, 17:42   #5
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Re: Introducing a new family hoping to live aboard soon!

Welcome aboard, BruCru.

Another CF member here, "Zeehag", used to live aboard in SD. We have some other friends there, who do, as well. I have this idea that it isn't all that easy in SD, but perhaps some others can come in and show me wrong!

Ann, with Jim, aboard US s/v Insatiable II, in Oz, very long term cruisers
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Old 24-02-2015, 22:32   #6
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Hello BruCru and Anne,

Are you part of a sailing community in San Diego? I stumbled on this thread browsing the web this afternoon, trying to learn more about sailing with children, as we plan to cruise with our family (of 5) in the future. (We also have "land cruising" plans in our Westfalia Camper as well! BruCru your RV experience sounds great.)

We're still at least a few years off (we have a 3 year old and twin 1.5 year old girls) but would love to meet up with other like minded people in San Diego.

We are members of the Seaforth sailing club in San Diego and are frequently out in the water on day sails in San Diego and Mission Bay.

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Lots of good living aboard opportunities in San Diego area.
We are North in Morro Bay living aboard with two reens, so welcome to Cruisers Forum and into the world of Living Aboard!

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