About Us

We are a family of 4 aboard a boat for a year or more.  George (dad), Melissa (mom), Matthew (brother), Allison (sister).  George and Melissa grew up, met, and got married in Michigan fifteen years ago.  Ten years ago we moved to North Carolina and had two fantastic kids a year and a half apart.

This Great Loop trip is a family adventure.    On the trip we will work, play, and explore together.

Some of the things we are most excited about are listed below.

  • Being outside connected to nature, weather, and the water.
  • Exploring the big cities we pass through including New York and Chicago.
  • Having our longest visit with family and friends in Michigan in 10 years.
  • Visiting parts of the country we would otherwise never see.

As we get ready to shove off, we realize that we are probably under-prepared, have lots to learn, and things won’t all go as planned.  As of today, we feel that this is all part of the adventure.  Check back from time to time to see if we manage to keep the optimism.