You might have notice that Mitchell and I have been avoiding posting like it was the plague. Well- you are correct! We have been laying low for the past 3 months for good reason. As it turns out, we ended up bring home a little ‘souvenir’ with us from New Zealand and have spent the last few months incubating it until we were ready to share our news!
In the meantime, Mitchell has been applying for jobs all over the United States in hopes that we won’t have to live in my sister’s basement forever. Once he finds a position, I will be able to apply for teaching jobs in that area.
If all of that happens to take place in the very near future, and we somehow end up living on the east coast, we will be able to keep good old Sea Major. But knowing that probably won’t be the case, last week Mitchell and two friends moved the boat from Vero Beach, FL to New Bern, NC. Mitch then flew to Columbus to accompany me to our first ultrasound appointment.
This Thursday, Mitchell, his mom and I are flying back to NC to move the boat up to Annapolis, MD. Once we make Mitchell’s mom paint the decks and scrub Sea Major from top to bottom (while we drink lemonade in the dinghy) we will reluctantly put her (Sea Major– not Mitchell’s mom) up on the market.
In hopes that you will forgive us for our lack of updates, here are a few pictures from the past 3 months!
A recap of Mitchell’s last few days in New Zealand without me (since I flew home early b/c of
morning all-day sickness).
After ditching the anchors at the airport and finding myself all alone on the North Island, I decided to make the best of it and backtrack the 200 miles to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit (another one of the NZ Great Walks). I had great weather and was even able to hike to the summit of Mount Doom to dispose of a certain golden ring I found in a cave at Hatchet Bay. (https://svseamajor.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/hatchet-bay/)
Mt. Doom (in Lord of the Rings)
It was the most changeling of the 7 Great Walks
Back on the boat …
3 days/2 nights at sea – followed by 2 nights of girly drinks in Charleston, SC to ease the memories of the numerous storms we (Mitch, Dan and Andrew) encountered – then another 2 days/1 night at sea [more details and pictures to follow- on another blog post].
Eli loved holding the frog we found. Annie was not impressed enough to touch it!