s/v KOKOMO - Denny & Becky

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15 October 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
12 October 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
08 October 2017 | Back Creek, Annapolis
07 October 2017 | Back Creek, Annapolis
24 September 2017 | Back Creek, Annapolis
20 September 2017
13 September 2017
10 September 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
03 September 2017
31 August 2017 | Dennis Point Marina, Maryland
30 August 2017 | Dennis Point Marina
28 August 2017 | Dennis Point Marina, Marysville
25 August 2017 | Washington DC
10 July 2017 | Sand Island, Wisconsin
08 July 2017
07 July 2017 | Sand Island, Wisconsin
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Family and Friends in Annapolis

15 October 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
Becky/70 degrees and cloudy
Today is the last day of the Power Boat Show. I had it off, but Denny had to start work at 3 pm. He is part of the break-down crew and will work into the late hours of the night.

But the best part of today was, we had Denny's brother Michael & family and Steve Otto & family and Doug Clapp & family. Eight adults and 5 kids walked around the boat show with us and we had a blast looking and climbing on beautiful and expensive million dollar boats. It was a lot of fun. The above boat we were testing out for Michael to see if we all fit, and we did. I think a boat like this is in his near future!

Next to the show was this GMC 550 truck. I've never seen a truck like this before and thought of our son who just purchased a 450 truck.



Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Annapolis Power Boat Show

12 October 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
Becky/66 degrees, cloudy and some rain
Today was the first day of the power show. This show is the biggest it has ever been! Lots of beautiful and expensive boats Denny and I love to look at. Taking in and enjoying all of the show for the next four days!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Last Night

08 October 2017 | Back Creek, Annapolis
Becky/86 degrees, cloudy, hot & humid
This was taken last night. It as a beautiful day and evening at the boat show. We are working very hard and having so much fun!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Gives Me Chills

07 October 2017 | Back Creek, Annapolis
Becky/83 degrees, beautiful!
The owner of the boat show, Paul, along with several other sponsors, put together a fundraiser for hurricane relief. It was very spontaneous, called "Hands Across the Transom". It was the night the sailboat show started (last Thursday).

There were several tables of people looking for donations from Puerto Rico and BVI's, just to name a couple. It cost $75/person to attend, then in addition if you wanted to give to a specific group. We chose Puerto Rico. There was appetizers & cocktails flowing all night, along with a live band that we danced the night away! There also was a presentation and video of the prime minister of Puerto Rico thanking the Annapolis Boat Show for their efforts in putting this fundraiser together. Then a live auction. When we left, the amount raised in just a few hours was over $82,000, wow!

In addition, the boat show pledged $5,000 as a challenge to all to match or exceed. Many companies exceeded!

We are very proud to be part of this great group of people and enjoying working the boat show!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky


Annapolis Boat Show

24 September 2017 | Back Creek, Annapolis
Becky/90 degrees, sunny and hot
Denny and I are working at the Annapolis Boat Show. Denny's job is to build all of the docks in one location, then the water crew move all the docks into the above waterway a couple days before the the show starts on October 5-9. This is the sailboat show. Then all of the boats come in and tie up to the docks. And then all of the vendors come in and set up. I'm working in the office and typing all of the vendors name badges and their employee's. There are over 800 vendors and anywhere from 3-20 employees. So I've been typing many name badges over the last few weeks.

Then when the sailboat show is over, all of the sailboats leave which is a big production and there is a "change over" party to watch the beginning of Denny and the water crew to change the docks for all the power boats. They only have a couple days to do this. The power boat show starts October 12. Then when the show is over all of the docks have to be disassembled and stored for the winter.

Denny is working hard in 86 degree weather, doing a lot of grunt work. He tells me he is one of the younger guys. Many of the workers are retired and want something to do for a couple months. He is enjoying himself, but is sore and eating much ibuprofen.

Me, I'm in a air conditioned office with the owner and 6 other employees. The group of women are very nice, friendly and helpful.

We are anchored in Back Creek right in front of the boat show office. It is about a 2 minute commute by dingy for me. Can't get any better than that!

Life is good on Kokomo!


Happy Anniversary

20 September 2017
Today Drew and Erica celebrate their third anniversary. We are so proud of the two of you and the accomplishments you have achieve in such a short period. Especially the way you are raising two outstanding little boys!

We love you!
Denny & Becky

Happy Birthday Denny

13 September 2017
Want to wish my best friend a great day today!

Love you!

Becky

Navy Wins

10 September 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
Becky/78 degrees, sunny & beautiful
For an early birthday present, I took Denny to a Navy football game. We walked from the boat, got there really early and was able to watch the teams warm up. We had great seats, 5 rows up from the field on the 40 yard line. My dad was in the Navy, I remember him watching the games on TV, he would have loved being at this game. But just watching Denny have a good time, wide eyed and all smiles was fun for me.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky







There were over 20 companies that were introduced and marched onto the field.


After the national anthem was sung, the blue angles flew over. Then a skydiver drop down on the field holding a huge American flag. The timing of it all was very impressive!


Happy Labor Day

03 September 2017
Becky/75 degrees, cloudy
We are enjoying family time on the boat with Michael, Allison, Christian and Kaeje. They are helping us sail from Dennis Point Marina to Annapolis.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Looking Good Kokomo

31 August 2017 | Dennis Point Marina, Maryland
Becky/82 degrees, hot and humid
New bottom paint, waxed the haul, five coats of varnish on the toe rail and we are ready for take off! Just a few minor details like putting the sails back on, but for the most part we're finished.

After a long day of working on the boat, we are meeting a few friends at the marina pool for happy hour. These two catamaran boats we met in the Bahamas last spring.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Power Envy

30 August 2017 | Dennis Point Marina
Denny/78 degrees, sunny
As we travel around the Caribbean we have noticed that people with mega yachts also like to have a second boat called a tender towed behind the big yacht. The tender always has 3 or 4 big outboards with 300 hp or more. The biggest set of outboards we had seen on a boat to date was 4-400hp Yamaha's. Well today we saw the most hp ever from outboards on a boat. 2450 hp! That's 7 Yamaha 350's on one boat. And who has these bragging rights. The US Army. And they have two boats!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Denny

Happy Kokomo

28 August 2017 | Dennis Point Marina, Marysville
Becky/78 degrees perfect weather!
We arrived to see Kokomo just as we left, no live bugs or mold! Now putting everything back where it belongs. First thing is the repaired fuel tank. It went back in place just as easy as it came out. We have to touch up the bottom paint, wax the hull and we splash first thing Friday morning.

Now I think it's time to celebrate we are home with a cocktail!

Cheers!

Becky

Seattle to DC

25 August 2017 | Washington DC
Becky/76 degrees, sunny
We drove from Seattle to DC (2,775 miles) in two days. We made good time because Denny got me up at 4 am each morning and we drove until 10 pm. To say I'm happy to be at Denny's brother, Michael's house, would be an understatement!

We will stay here the weekend and start working on the boat first thing Monday morning.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Good Bye Lighthouse

10 July 2017 | Sand Island, Wisconsin
Becky/70 degrees, cloudy
After a month as lighthouse keepers, we are leaving in the morning and driving to Tacoma. Our experience here as been rewarding and memorable!

We will be making a few stops along the way home. We will see Steve and Rena, my college friend Deana and her husband Eric and our oldest son this weekend, DW! Looking forward to our visits!

Becky

Dinner

08 July 2017
Before we left, I canned white chicken chile, red meat chile & stew. Each night we have one of these for dinner. It has worked out great. After walking 4 miles neither us us wants to cook. So heating up one of the jars works perfect!

Denny told me this morning we have walked 100 miles!

Becky
Vessel Name: Kokomo
Vessel Make/Model: Sabre 425
Hailing Port: Tacoma, Washington
Crew: Denny & Becky Flannigan
About:
After ten years of planning a trip around the world, we have given up our life on land to head to bluer pastures with the hopes of staying young as long as possible. Our mission is to have fun while moving about the earth. [...]
Extra: We have two boys and two grandson's and several friends and family of all ages. Our hope is that those we know will decide to spend some time with us. Life is enjoyed most when you share it with those your closest to.
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Who: Denny & Becky Flannigan
Port: Tacoma, Washington

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