We are back to the boat! 1st plan was to return to Broulee right after Thanksgiving, but, I convinced the Captain to stay in Minnesota until Christmas. Minnesota was great (lots of snow) and fun activities with grandkids, kids and neighbors. To top it off we got a new puppy ( I know, we are crazy). After an 18 hour drive down from Minnesota with Isabella (Izzy), we are back on the boat; organizing, cleaning, provisioning and enjoying boating life. On a sadder note, our Cruising Cat Fred did not make the trip back with us - he earned his wings on December 23rd, 2008 and we feel really blessed to have had him with us the last 18 years. Happy New Year 2009 to everyone and more adventures to follow.