There's a nice story running in today's Washington Post
about a family
(mom, dad, three kids
- 15, 11, 8 when they left) who sold everything and went cruising in 2003. They're back, now, and preparing for what comes next:
"After living the past seven years in this cabin
the size of a hotel
bathroom, the Crafton family
seems in no hurry to clear out now. On a muggy, sun-drenched morning, all five of them -- knees just touching, lives completely entwined-- sit cheerfully in the sailboat that has been their home since they pulled away from this Severna Park dock
Most eye-opening item, for me:
"Rudest encounter: a few days after reaching Maryland
, when a cranky boat owner warned Jena and Ben to keep their rowboat away.
'I can't remember a mean word anywhere else on our trip,' Tom says. 'We're relearning how things are around here.' "
Here's a link to the story: