Us


Together since high school in the New Orleans, LA area we have raised a beautiful daughter, Erica.  Erica graduated from LSU and got married in 2014, so we're now empty nesters.  We are ready for a new adventure!  Ken is a home builder and I am a real estate agent.  We we will close our businesses, sell the house (sold Oct. 2014), and prepare for another life's chapter by cruising the tropics on our sailboat, Nirvana.  We've never sailed before purchasing our Catalina 30, and we have a lot to learn before we untie the lines! 

Ken is a Leo ... creative, ambitious, honorable, and strong-willed.  He does not like dull, regular routines and needs to feel like he's accomplished something at the end of the day.  He has a hard time sitting still.  Cheryl is a true Scorpio ... determined, intuitive, passionate, and although seemingly calm and sometimes withdrawn there is always an intense emotional energy under the exterior.  She's a Scorpio and a redhead ... hmmm.  Cheryl has no problem sitting still ... "relaxing" is easy and there's no such thing as boredom if there's a book around. 

Both of us are honest, responsible, frugal, and hard-working... meaning that our word means everything to us and we do our best to keep it.  Unfortunately, not enough people live by this belief anymore, but that's another story.  However, we have a feeling that the cruising community will not disappoint!  We've never been materialistic nor worried about keeping up with the Jones'.  The Jones' usually aren't what they appear to be anyway!  To us, a fulfilling life does not come from what we have, but from what we've done.  We both have a good sense of humor and enjoy meeting new people.  We have a zest for life and a yearning for adventure and new experiences.  We're ready to trade our responsibilities in for a Margarita and tropical waters!  Look for us around 2015 ... we'd love to meet you in the cruising world!

We need to sort through past pictures before the days of digital cameras, but here's what we have for now.

Ken and our daughter, Erica, on his first Harley Davidson that used to be his Dad's -1999

Ken and Erica in Destin, 1993 and Ken (is that a mullet) and I in the French Quarter, 2001
  
Abita Man Triathlon, 2005 - I love fitness, especially Pilates & Yoga

Ken and I at Niagara Falls, 2007

The pictures below are from our June, 2009 Hawaiian trip to Oahu and Maui.  We went with four other couples and it also happened to be our 20th anniversary.  We stayed at the Outrigger Reef in Waikiki, where we all renewed our vows on the beach.  Great time, and the place where the cruising seed was planted!  More pictures of Hawaii are in our album.






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