Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dreams Reassured!

Since Ken and I have decided to make our dream of full-time cruising a reality, our family has had some concerns that they'll never be able to spend time with us and vice versa.  Since Ken and I decided to make our dream of cruising a reality, keeping in touch with our family has always been part of the plan.  It's our hope that not only will we be flying home for special occasions, but also that our family will come visit us.  Now we already know that it will be hard for family to schedule time, but we also know it's definitely possible.  We don't plan on being in a hurry, and therefore will be happy to spend some time in a certain area in order to accomodate our friends and family. 

As we mentioned in The Plan, we hope that our daughter will spend her summer breaks with us.  We're also hoping that when she starts a family, not only will she and her husband spend time with us, but our future grandchildren will spend their summer months really getting to know us and the joys of cruising.

We came across a link today that has reassured us that our dreams can become a reality.  This link is an article written by the child of a cruising couple that suggests the best way to spend time with your kids and grandchildren is to go cruising!  She speaks of the many great memories she, her husband, and her two children have shared with her parents on their sailboat and how it has changed their lives. 

So, for anybody who is contemplating cruising or has a loved one that is planning on doing so, be reassured that it's not shutting the door on family.  It's opening the door to a whole new world of opportunities!

We can't wait to share our dream with family!  Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!


Sandee said...

Now if all your family just likes boating. Sometimes they don't. You can iron out that wrinkle too if it happens. I'm just glad you have a plan.

Have a terrific day. :)

Ken n Cheryl said...

Yes, you've got a point Sandee! We're working on our daughter to embrace sailing. If not, we'll do some land exploration while she's visiting. We hope to start the grandkids so early they don't know any different! =)

Laura and Hans said...

We're hoping that friends and family will be able to visit us but it seems like everyone's lives are so busy, and a lot of companies here in the good old USA are pretty stingy with vacation time. We've had tons of people express the desire to go with us but in the end it's always about time.

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