Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In Non-Boating News...Hobart Relay for Life

This Friday Ben and I are walking from 6pm to noon on Saturday for the Relay for Life in Hobart. It's an overnight event at the Hobart Brickie Bowl. We were looking for ways to get more involved in our community, so we decided to start our own team and invite our friends and family to join! So far we've raised about $1200... but we still have this week to reach our team goal of $2000.

The theme of this year's Relay is Carnival for a Cure.  I'll have a face painting booth set up, we'll have some fun kids games, and my dad is baking brownies & cookies to sell for fundraising! :-)

If anyone would like to join our team, you don't have to commit to being there the whole night. We'd love it if you could just come by for a few hours, or just stop in and play some games!

(In more boating related news - we are looking forward to driving straight to the boat for some time on the lake Saturday!)

UPDATE: The Relay for Life was a success! We had a great night making new friends, painting faces & most importantly, raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Dana putting her painting skills to good use

Ben standing with our tent before the event - Hobart All Stars

Click to donate or join our team!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring launch has finally arrived!!

Well it's been a very long winter but spring has finally sprung, and with it comes one of the most exciting day's of the year...spring launch!! After weeks of prepping and polishing our beloved Seapickle II, she's looking great and ready for another wonderful boating season.

After stopping on the way to have a nice breakfast at Cafe 339 in Hobart, we made it to the marina just in time to see the guys coming around the corner with the tractor.

Dana keeping an eye on the situation


Ready to go to Boater's Beach?

At home in her slip and looking good!

Well it's going to be tough to top last summer...new boat, perfect weather, and an incredible 16 day trip that we will never forget! We hope to take another long trip like that again, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it will happen this year. With high gas prices and a heavy work load for both of us we have decided to spend the summer exploring the southern half of Lake Michigan. With so many great ports to visit like Chicago, South Haven, New Buffalo, Grand Haven, Milwaukee, and more I'm sure we will have plenty to share with you! Lets make this a great summer and we hope to see you out there!! Ben & Dana