About Us

We are high school sweethearts who have been through many changes over our 25+ years of marriage…we are both military veterans and have raised two independent and self-sufficient kids who are just starting college.  Rather than sitting at home watching the Weather Channel predict another polar vortex, we decided to sell the empty nest in 2017.  That is one way to not have our kids “boomerang” home!  We currently live near St. Louis, on the Illinois side of the Mississppi River.  We consider Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois “home”, but as any Veteran knows, home is everywhere!

Currently, our boat is in Alton, Illinois while we continue parenting our high school senior, minimize possessions, and take day trips on the Mississippi when weather allows.  After we sell the house, we will start our next chapter of life and head south to Mobile, Alabama, the Gulf, and points beyond!  Good Lord willing, we plan to sail 8 months out of the year, and spend summers in northern Minnesota at our family cabin.  After enduring long periods of time apart due to military duties, we feel blessed beyond measure to experience this adventure together!