s/v KOKOMO - Denny & Becky

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06 November 2017 | Tacoma, Washington
05 November 2017 | I-84 Baker City, Oregon
05 November 2017 | I-84 Baker City, Oregon
03 November 2017 | Wyoming
01 November 2017 | Stingray Point Marina, Virginia
29 October 2017 | Solomons Island, MD
26 October 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
17 October 2017
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

Home Sweet Home

06 November 2017 | Tacoma, Washington
Becky/50 degrees, sunny
We made it to Tacoma yesterday afternoon. It was a long day driving, especially over the Blue Mountain Summit, that was white nuckle driving!

The photo was taken this morning at our friends Mike & Karen's home, what a beautiful morning!

Heading to Denny's mom's house.

Enjoying family & friends,
Becky

Snow

05 November 2017 | I-84 Baker City, Oregon
Becky/27ndegrees, snow on the ground
We had such a nice visit with our friends Steve and Rena in Salt Lake City. At 5 am we pulled out of their driveway. Just as we entered Oregon it started to snow. So we looked up the weather for Snoqualmie pass and it's not good, chains are required, which we don't have. So we are dropping down towards Portland and heading for I-5. Just a short delay to Tacoma.

Driving safe!

Becky

Bad Weather

05 November 2017 | I-84 Baker City, Oregon
Becky/27 degrees, snow on the ground
We had such a nice visit with our friends Steve and Rena in Salt Lake City. At 5 am we pulled out of their driveway. Just as we entered Oregon it started to snow. So we looked up the weather for Snoqualmie pass and it's not good.mchains are required, which we don't have. So we are dropping down towards Portland and heading for I-5. Just a short delay to Tacoma.

Driving safe!

Becky

Beautiful Drive

03 November 2017 | Wyoming
Becky/60 degrees, cloudy
At least parts of our drive is beautiful. Love the color of the trees!

We will be at our friends in Salt Lake City tonight.

Becky

Good-bye Kokomo

01 November 2017 | Stingray Point Marina, Virginia
Becky/70 degrees, cloudy, no rain
We have owned Kokomo for 14 years. This is the first time we have winterized the boat. We filled Kokomo up with 9 gallons of antifreeze. We were told instead of antifreeze in the water maker and water tanks to fill it up with vodka. Denny gave it some hard thought, but seeing that is my choice of drink he thought I might not ever get off the boat! Now let's think about it though, if it was rum instead, Denny would have been in!

Enjoying our drive across this beautiful country!

Becky

Fall Weather

29 October 2017 | Solomons Island, MD
Denny/65 degrees, cold
Yesterday we left Annapolis for Deltaville, VA. We spent a long day pounding to weather in the rain before arriving in Solomons Island. Winds were 15 to 20kts with gust to plus 30kts at times. We have decided to stay in Solomons Island until Tuesday before finishing our trip to Deltaville. Happily tie to a dock and heading to a bar to watch the Seahawks.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Denny

Denny's Shoes

26 October 2017 | Annapolis, Maryland
Becky/54 degrees, sunny
Before we started working the boat show, the only pair of shoes Denny owned were sandals. So he went to Macy's and bought a pair of work shoes. He put a lot of hours on these shoes, from climbing ladders, jumping onto docks and running here and there. He is proud to say, he wore out a new pair of shoes in 8 weeks!



We have had a great week entertaining on our boat and being entertained on other's boats and homes. We will be leaving Annapolis on Saturday for Deltaville and putting Kokomo on the hard. Then we will be driving back to Tacoma for the winter and staying with Denny's mom. Returning to the boat in the spring to work the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show. Yes, you guessed it, we are hooked!

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

Boat Show Ready

17 October 2017
A friend took this photo.

Looks like we will be here until the end of the month.

Life is good on Kokomo!

Becky

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
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.
Home Page: http://www.kokomosailing.com/
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Who: Denny & Becky Flannigan
Port: Tacoma, Washington

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