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Lemons Way
The continuing adventures of a cruising sailor/family lawyer, his wife (also a lawyer), and their young children.
The Next Chapter
Keith, it's been 100 at mid-day for days now - welcome to Tucson summer
05/10/2009, Speedway Professional Center in Tucson

This is the my new Law Office sign. I was looking for new pictures to post to the blog and, believe it or not, I haven't taken one in many months on the Cannon Sure Shot that I brought cruising. The pictures I have taken are on my phone, but its so hard to get those into my computer. Much has happened since November, when I returned to Tucson. This time last year I was just heading out on the adventure. I truly didn't expect that I'd be back already, but its ok. Tropical Dreamer is sold, another thing I didn't expect, especially in this market. So at least I'm not hurting for cash. I don't own a single sailboat. Wow. weird. I've had the Rebounder in the shop for the last few weeks. I'm getting it ready for continued adventuring and, like any complicated machine, it takes a lot to keep it going. But hopefully, dear readers, you won't complain when you experience the upcoming land voyages. Lots of cool stuff in store for us. Life is good here in Tucson. I'm only working part-time so I've got plenty of time and energy to enjoy myself. These days I'm into long bicycle rides, lifting weights, eating healthy foods, sleeping through the night, taking things slow and easy, and generally living healthfully. I'm in the process of renovating and selling a rental house and may get into some more serious real estate investing with the proceeds from that and the money I got from the sale of the Catalina 36. I believe now is the time to buy real estate if one is able - before things get too expensive again. There's enough law work to keep me interested and its slowly getting busier. I'm doing some advertising to grow the mediation side of the practice, but I really don't ever want to go back to full-time all-out lawyering again. Jake and Anne are fine, though not young as they once were. We take a long walk every morning through the neighborhood, which is quite hilly, and they pretty much take it easy the rest of the day. Anne still loves to hike in the mountains but grandpa Jake gets a bit weary after the first hour. It's almost time for their summer shave, as its getting increasingly hot here in Tucson. At least the humidity is low, unlike last summer on the east coast - that was freaking brutal! Well, for those of you who get alerts of my postings, you should start to hear more from Jake, Anne, and me. We're over 6 months from returning from the sailing adventures and it is time to begin venturing out again.

125 days back
windy outside, of course, even though I'm writing from my desk in Tucson
04/03/2009, Law Office of Keith A. Singer

Hello sailblog groupies! It's been over 4 months since I returned to Tucson. Jake and Anne (the golden retrievers) are fine. They are sitting on the floor of my new law office as I write this. They are happy to be off the boat but I think they miss being with me all the time since I'm out and about for several hours or more every day. Much has changed. Mostly for the better. Some things have returned to the way they were before I left. Singmeaway, the Catalina 25, has been sold. Tropical Dreamer, the Catalina 36, is under contract for sale and may be gone by the end of April. Life goes on. I'm living a semi-retired kind of life these days. Doing Family Law Mediation. Teaching Family Law at the Paralegal School. Working out twice a day. Got a cool girlfriend (in addition to Anne). I don't miss cruising but I wouldn't go back and change the past. My sailing experiences were awesome and important to getting on with life. Maybe I'll get back into sailing again someday. I'd be interested to crew on someone else's boat. Perhaps a charter boat in some far away place as well. In the meantime, I'm slowly starting to get the adventure bug again. I've still got the Rebounder (the motorhome) and its about time to head off somewhere again, at least for a few days. I was thinking about posting my continuing non-sailing adventures here. Is there life after cruising? Stay tuned.

- Keith

All Good Things
11/28/2008, My home in Tucson

Paste this You Tube link to a video I made while sailing into your browser. Farewell for now dear readers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKoNxymYQT0

Is It Time Already
Keith, nice, it's gotten cooler and the heater has kicked on
11/24/2008, Greenlee Mountain Estates

It is dark as I post this. I've got the gen on and the lights blaring in the motorhome. Rolling Stones playing the radio and then The Clash. About to start dinner. Something vegetarian since I had a huge green chili burrito for lunch at my favorite place in Safford. Very good, but I wasn't sure whether it came from a can or was homemade. Met one of my neighbors here in this remote anchorage. Nice guy. Can't believe this appears to be the last night of the trip.

Future Site Of...
11/24/2008, Greenlee Mountain Estates Property

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The Land
Warm and sunny, but not too warm or too sunny, just right
11/24/2008, Greenlee Mountain Estates

I'm parked at the entrance of development where the 40 acres is located. The picture shows the view from the fire pit Jodi and I constructed. That and the dirt road going to the land is all that has been developed on it. We took the motorhome all the way up to the acreage a year or two ago but I'm not sure the Rebounder is altogether up to that anymore. The hike there and back this afternoon was the toughest the dogs and I have experienced the whole trip. This is vast, rugged, open country. It is located in the southeastern part of Arizona, near Safford but closer to Clifton. I'm debating whether to stay here tonight or head down to Roper Lake and the hot spring bath. Can't believe I have internet access out here.

What Splurging Looks Like On The RV
11/24/2008

We had TV and electricity and everything.

Real Mexican Food
Great, windows open to let the cool breeze in
11/23/2008, Lordberg, NM

I'm parked tonight at the KOA in Lordsberg, NM. I thought I would get farther but the sun was setting and I wanted to get off the road and here is where I wound up. $31 more than Walmart, I'm splurging. Nice day driving through southern, New Mexico. Good southwest weather. I picked up this dinner in Hatch, the chili capital of New Mexico. It appears to be red even though its green chili season at present. I had a craving. It was so hot I didn't dare take down the Hachul.

Cable TV On The Rebounder in North Platte
Cold, but nothing like the last week or two
11/22/2008, Presently blogging from Las Vegas, New Mexico

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Back In The West/Southwest
Dry and warming
11/22/2008, New Mexico/Colorado area

This photo was taken at a rest stop hours south of Denver after a sleepover at the home of childhood friends Brett and Heather and their two little girls. Although no dogs live in the house, they allowed Jake and Anne into their home for the night. We slept in the guest bedroom on the 3rd floor. For the record, I did not sense any ghosts whatsoever. I was tormented, however, by the two dogs who determined to sleep with me on the otherwise very comfortable futon. Visiting friends in Denver was a very special little adventure. Back to the picture, traveled through this land for hours and it continued for hours after we departed this location. The highway between southern Colorado and northern New Mexico is awesome, especially leading up to and including sunset. I came this way years ago in a car with my mom. We enjoyed the same experience together. It has become much dryer and sunnier since we entered the west. Big sky, vast open areas of land. Almost like an inland sea.

 

 
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