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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Can't Compete with Costco

10 February 2013 | It May Taste Better...but it won't be cheaper.
Posted by: Live Aboard Cruiser Hobo Rich
I can still remember our first Pizza in Mexico. As an Italian boy, you don't soon forget the horrors of seeing pinto beans and diced up hot dogs on something called a Pizza. The experience scared me and I learned one of my first cruising lessons in Mexico: If we wanted good Pizza, really good pizza, you have to learn how to make it yourself. Now, yes you can find good pizza here and there in Mexico, La Paz, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta but what about everywhere else? So we honed our Pizza making skills only to be surpassed we will admit by Patrick on SV Just A minute.

Flash forward and we are now back living in the United States, land of everything you could ever want and more including Costco Pizza. We lived on it our first week back to the point of burn out because it was easy and cheap. Now that normal living has hit us, our pizza making was rekindled and now is questioned from effort, clean-up, time and even cost. By the time you buy the toppings, make the dough, and mess up the galley there is just no denying that a take-n-bake Costco pizza is hard to beat. Just tonight, I made three home made pizzas from scratch and yes they were great and tasted better than a Costco tank-n-bake, but were they worth the hour in the galley compared to the 5 minutes tops a Costco Pizza would take to throw in the oven and serve up? Honestly, no. Not in a world of schedules, deadlines and having more to do in a day than is humanly possible in a 25hr day. In the chaos of life in the States the $9.99 Costco Pizza trumps the $8.00 home made pizza for much the same reason why people pay to have their oil changed or lawn mowed, the precious resource of Time.

If I could add the topping of Time to my home made pizza then I would be onto something. Until that happens, when Lori sends me a txt message to pick up some spare Time for dinner, I will come home with a Costco tank-n-bake pizza knowing that at least the heat created by the oven will help warm my chilled bones.

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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