Ready for the Big Splash
10 June 2009
It is very hard to believe that one full year has passed. Lucky Bird arrived in Chicago back in May of 2008 and since then has been transformed into our up-to-date cruising home.... soon to be. Lots of labors of love and hours of sweat equity have gotten us to this point in time. Next Tuesday afternoon, June 16, the travel lift will pick her up so we can paint the keel bottom and the pad areas. Then Wednesday morning.... SPLASH!!
One whole year and now in just a few more days we'll be on our way. Thanks to Defender Marine for all your great deals, Ultimate Passage for your help with our Furuno gear, to West Marine for your local store and some great guys; thanks to the very helpful staff at Crowleys Yacht Yard in South Chicago and thanks to our family and friends who have given their time, energy and support. Most of all I thank Alice for all the hours spent handing me tools, going for this and that and offering her gems of wisdom.
This has already been a journey just to get to this point and now we are ready to start a new page in a new chapter. To all the sailing families who might find this page who are "in the process" we hope to meet you and share your experiences helping add to ours.
We are ready to begin!!