Following a 4 year Cruise in Mexico, the Boren Family is living aboard in Morro Bay, CA for the kids to attend Morro Bay High School. Once that is done....who knows....

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08 February 2015 | One Nnight Taco Stand
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A 28Hr Day

26 September 2012 | Would there then be enough time?
Posted By: Live-A-Board Bozo Hobo Rich
If I had a 28Hr day maybe I would have time...doubtful....but it would at least give me a better chance. With the kids need a boat ride to the pier at 630AM, so the day starts at 530AM and ends sometime after 9PM by the time they finish their homework. In between, just seems like a blur. Lori is still busy organizing our lives and playing the paperwork game of address changes and re-entry and between work and boat projects it's time to pick up the kids at 4PM before I even know what happened. The preparations for next weeks Annapolis Boat Show are all made and hopefully I'll return and still find Lori and the kids still living on the boat.

What I notice most about being back is being BUSY...24/7...7 days a week busy. We were always busy while cruising, but I feel like we are living in a world with the remote stuck in 2X. I want to hit the pause button, or at least the normal play. You know you are busy when you are looking forward to a cross country flight just to have a down moment, even if it is in seat 22C across from the bathroom.

I'm trying to think back and remember if we were this busy before we left to go cruising. I think that we were and added to that I was traveling around the Country for work. The "being busy" is much more noticeable now because I'm playing the Frog being dropped into the pot of boiling water rather than just having the temperature slowly raised until I'm cooked. Don't get me wrong here, there is nothing inherently wrong with being busy, we are designed to work and not sit around watching cable news all day and I have the personality that NEEDS to be kept busy, which was a big reason I started up the water maker company while we were out cruising. But so much of the being busy seems to be, as the kids call some of their home work, "Busy Work". Stuff you do because everyone else is doing it and it's the thing to "Do" rather than because you actually need to do it. Having to take the tender to the pier every time we want to run into town really makes us plan our day and coordinate our trips into town, not to mention the cost of $4.40 gas!
Vessel Name: THIRD DAY
Vessel Make/Model: 1977 Hudson Force 50
Hailing Port: Morro Bay, California USA
Crew: The Boren Family: Rich, Lori, Amy, Jason and Cortez the Cat
About: Admiral: Lori Boren, Master: Jason Boren age 16, 1st Mate: Amy Boren age 17
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw that it was good...... and the evening and the morning were the THIRD [...]
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Laundry Day aboard THIRD DAY in Marina De La Paz
View of THIRD DAY in marina de La Paz 1
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Images of one of our favorite anchorages
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Created 15 October 2009
A tour of THIRD DAY's galley.
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Created 16 August 2009
Photos of our new LED cabinn lights that use 1/10th the amount of power as our old school halogens.
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Created 28 July 2009
Welding work in La Paz
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Created 27 July 2009
Images taken around Santa Rosilia
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Created 27 July 2009
Photo Essay of the last two weeks at sea without internet access
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Created 11 June 2009
Images of the Cruising Kids
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Created 20 May 2009
When you buy a 28yr old boat with the plans of a multi-year cruise, you have lots of work!
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Created 27 January 2008