I think we’re now wanting to head to the ocean because we have never been so far from it as we have the past two years. Michael and I have been together since the year 2000, and we have always lived in a city where we could access the beach in 10 mintues if not walk across a parking lot to get to the sand.
When Mike and I met, we lived in Los Angeles. We got married, moved up to San Francisco, bore our munchkins, and bought our bus when living there. In Tampa, we converted the bus before moving to Washington, D.C. The Pacific or Gulf of Mexico was always within reach and we took its soothing presence for granted.
Looking for Water
Now that we’re in the nation’s capital we have to drive 2 hours to get to the Atlantic. Sure, there is the Potomac River that runs through it, but it as a body of water does not have the same magnitude as the Gulf of Mexico nor the Pacific Ocean. The Chesapeake Bay does have Sandy Point State Park that has a beachfront, but we haven’t traveled the 1 hour it takes to get there. This might be our saving grace while we dream of sailing and living on a boat. In the meantime, we hear the sirens calling and are getting antsy.
Besides learning how to sail, what do you suggest we do in preparation for our desired lifestyle so far into the future? Respond in the comments below with your ideas and advice. We surely do appreciate it!