Saturday, March 23, 2013

CHECKING IN




Just checking in after being away for 10 days.....trying to ease into this "re-entry" gig very slowly so as not to throw my brain into a tailspin.

Vacations are fun.  No kidding.  Of course the prep before you leave can be a little daunting but then when you see this view it is all worth it.


Not to go on and on about it because I realize most of you will loose interest pretty fast....just a few facts about how this trip plays out.

We have actually done this 10 times in the last 20 years.  We started on a monohull  and switched to the 50 ft catamaran after we realized there was more room.  For partying.  Just saying.

The first time we sailed the BVI..... then decided to try the Greek Islands.  Bad move.....long sails, colder water and sea sickness.  

Switched back to BVI.  Then we tried the Grenadines.  Another bad move...long sails and so hot your skin melted.

Switched back to the BVI.....short sails.....great weather.

We charter through Voyage Charters .  The boats are updated and really nice.  We also get a cook and a captain.....I mean is it a vacation if you have to cook?  NO.


It is one of the most relaxing vacations you can take.  No TV....very little internet....and a lot of just hanging out.  

Water so blue you die.

Other pretty boats to look at....


Rainbows...
Incredible food....eggs benedict for breakfast.  She even baked fresh bread everyday.  

My butt got bigger.

Fresh lobster from Anegada.

Eating dinner every night under the stars....playing Uno, laughing so very hard....and imagine this...conversation!

It is a great way to check out for a week.

OK.....back to reality.  I am glad that my ORC reveal posted but not without a little tweaking.  When I set it up I forgot to push publish which is why it didn't show up at 9:00 AM like I thought it would.  Thankfully we had an IT guy aboard who got me some internet so I could figure out what the crap happened.  Of course after I tinkered with it  my friend told me she got it 3x's.  

Sorry if that happened to anyone else.

Thanks for all the wonderful feedback on my guest room.  I am so glad I decided to do my own space and pleased with how it turned out.....now let's just see if I can leave the sucker alone.

Right?

Right.

Everyone did such a great job and I hope you all enjoyed their reveals.  Linda does such a good job putting it together and keeping us moving forward.

I will try to do a post on all of the resources and why I made the decisions I did soon....now I am up to my boobs in laundry.

Have a peaceful Saturday my friends....

Shasailergirl





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24 comments :

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Wow Sherry, that is a vacation! I could only dream of doing that! So glad you had fun! And I loved your room -looked amazing! Welcome back!

Kathysue said...

I can not think of a better way to vacation! The images of the water are breathtaking. So glad you had a wonderful relaxing time and returned home safely,
I am doing laundry too,but I do laundry every day and there is only two of us, where does it all come from? xo Kathysue

Erica Elia said...

Amazing photos!! Oh I wish I was there. Erica
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Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

I forgot you set up your ORC reveal post to publish while you were already gone. I saw that you were "pinning" today, and wondered how you were doing that from a boat :)

Your vacation sounds incredible! I would give anything to be on that beautiful water right about now. Instead, we're gearing up for another snowstorm. Ugh!! Thanks for sharing the photos, so I can pretend I'm somewhere else!

Emily A. Clark said...

Why does a vacation like this seem very very very far in my future?? That water is beautiful.

Loved your room reveal. I came back later in the day to check again bec. I knew something wonky was going on :)

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation! On my bucket list. :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

You had me green eyed with jealousy with those Instagram pics you were shooting out, but seriously, what great vacation! I'm glad you are back and had a great time. Can't wait to hear all about it in person. Now I'm off to look at your room!

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

So jealous of your vacation!!!

Lesley said...

This is the first time I've been inspired to comment on your blog, but I must say please go on as you wish regarding chartering in the VI's. I LOVE it down there. Love. It. We have never done a charter, always stayed on an island or island hopped, but a charter is in our future. Anyway, any photo or tip or whatever you want to sneak in or just plain post, do it, girl. :)

P.S. I do read regularly, and enjoy your posts!

Karen at Home Sweet Hollywood said...

Welcome back! Your vacation sounds absolutely perfect to me. So glad you had such a nice time. Gorgeous photos.

Also enjoyed your Instagram pics...jealous!

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

We were just down in St Thomas/St John last week and it was lovely. The water was fairly rough though-- encounter any? Looks lovely... glad you got a nice break!
xo Heidi
PS -- the BVI are on our list next!

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Welcome home! We missed you:)

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great Room on ORC and agree, it's better to do a room in your own space.
I also checked back later in the day...I knew it would eventually show up in between the wine breaks!
The pictures are unbelievable. But for me the best part would be to have your own Chef aboard!! How cool is that?

Acquired Objects said...

Welcome back Sherri sounds like you had a great time. Now back to reality.....

XXX
Debra~

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sherry, I am so glad you posted about that vacation, it sounds so amazing!! I'll have to add that to a very long travel bucket list….don't just GO to the BVI, SAIL them. Holy moly - that water!!?? Incredible! So glad you got away and had real live conversations!! Hope you're still feeling the vacation glow.

Francine Gardner said...

This sounds heavenly! i have to start taking relaxing, soothing vacations rather than my usual challenging, exhausting, on a quest vacation...

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Um....can you adopt me?


I am cheap.....

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Wow does that look amazing! I have jotted down the charter company. that would be a dreamy vacation. Thanks. Glad it was great.

5th and State said...

oh oh oh!!!
this looks divine sherry! love everything about this trip, off to check it out further
debra

Donna White said...

I was just thinking about that fab vacay of yours when I was walking my doggy tonight. Your guest room is dreamy, no less. You missed some awesome weather in the atl...NOT! Thanks for the drool worthy shots. Praying for lottery winning so I can take your advise and do the BVI. :-)

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

So glad you had a nice time. You deserved it! Loved the room and really impressed that you posted it while on a boat!!

Call me today. We need to schedule that belated birthday lunch!

l o v e l y t h i n g s said...

What a beautiful vacation! Love the photos! I must check out your room...same competition as Mary Ann, classic casual home?

Julie said...

Anegada is my favorite! We sailed last summer and the islands were breathtaking!

LiveLaughDecorate said...

Seriously mama? You and these photos from this fab vacay? So jealous. But in a good way. Glad you escaped the grind and had so much time on the open seas. I wanna be just like you when I grow up. For reals