We moved onto our boat in June of this year. At first, we were tied up at Erica’s parents’ dock. The spot is in a high traffic area with tug boats coming up and down the river regularly. Tug boats make big wakes, which meant the boat was always rocking.
We moved to St Augustine in July and we love it. Spending the end of Summer and Fall in St Augustine has been amazing.
Then the weather turned chilly and tourists started clogging the streets to the see the Christmas lights. Leaving the marina for fun excursions with the kids became difficult and inconvenient.
With fewer and shorter outings, the boat started to feel more like a cubby hole than a home. Cabin fever began to set in and the kids started asking for the roominess of a spacious house.
To appease them, and to assuage our own stir-craziness, we’ve been spending more time in Jacksonville at Erica’s parents’ house.
And now it’s Christmas Day, which means we’re back at the in-laws again to spend time for the holidays. We’ll be here (in Jacksonville) through the New Year, too.
As much as we love boat life and the adventures it brings, it’s nice to be in a house from time to time.