On December 9, 2011, we signed the papers on the sale of our beloved little house on Gettysburg Street in Pittsburgh and said goodbye to the life we had carefully crafted for twenty-some years. Goodbye to our friends and neighbors, our favorite bike trails, cafes and shops. Goodbye to the strip district and the best store in the world, Pennsylvania Macaroni. Goodbye to Home Depot, Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s within a two-mile radius.
At the same time we said hello to an uncertain dream of finding a boat we could afford that would take us to faraway places safely and comfortably. After nearly five months of wandering the east coast sleeping in cheap motels and crashing with family and friends we found the boat of our dreams. Looking back we can hardly believe it’s been a year since we left Pittsburgh. Our life together has changed so much and we’re looking forward to seeing what’s over the horizon.