Wednesday, July 29, 2009

First Leg of an Adventure

The first part of an adventure is usually exciting, and nerve-wracking. All that preparation and planning and then you "go." It seems like a race to that starting point, and then you head out and are exhausted. But the expectation of the journey is exciting and once finally underway you can begin to unwind and look ahead.

Leaving Michigan by boat was very exciting. We took the Badger across Lake Michigan, deciding to opt for less driving in order to arrive at Oshkosh, WI fresh and ready for the Airventure activities. What a great decision. The crossing was smooth, though a bit chilly, and beautiful. There are always characters to watch and conversations to listen to. We particularly enjoyed watching one of the deck hands listen to his IPod and dance to his own drummer through out most of the 4-hour voyage. He'd willingly dance with who ever wanted to join him, as well.
This particular trip took four hours, and the company made a great decision to make sure all passengers would enjoy the trip by providing activities for children and anyone else who wanted to participate: coloring contests, bingo, Badger "Idol," and a movie. There was also food....all bases were covered
We love the water and thoroughly enjoyed the voyage.

Currently we're camped and enjoying the air show...but Internet is spotty. More news from the travel front as soon as we can get back online. "Roamin'" loved getting up close and personal with an aircraft today - a Douglas DC-3 named "Douggie." Photos to follow!


JGregg said...

Glad your expectations are being met! Look fwd to those photos as well.


Char said...

this looks like a fun way to travel. I've done a day sail from Ft. Lauderdale to the Bahamas on a similar boat. Glad you're having fun.

ols1 said...

It looked a nice day - I liked the 4 people sitting together on the deck - prime view point.

Jen said...

What a cool journey you are taking! I am looking forward to the photos.


Kamana said...

i've been experiencing very erratic internet connectivity too. very frustrating at times. but also strangely liberating in a way! enjoy your adventures!

Dan Felstead said...

Sandy...what a great way to travel! Looks like the beginnings of a great vacation!


Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Sounds like you are having a great trip! Can't wait to hear and see more! :)

Barefoot from Heaven said...

How nice to sail away from your day to day life. Staring your holidays.