I apologize for the delay in blog editions. I am lazy about contributing because Joey does most of the writing. It was something he enjoyed doing when there was something to write about. And that was the problem. On August 5 I decided to return to the Great Lakes, specifically Chicago, IL. We loaded the boat on a truck and shipped it to Crowleys in Chicago. The list is long why I decided to return but the ultimate reason was I was not having any fun. It became to much like work. The weather, tides, shallow water, low bridges, poor marinas, communications, etc., etc., all contributed to my decision.Joey would have continued but honored my decision.
The three months spent together with my son were wonderful. I can’t say enough about Joey. We had some great experiences together. I could not have done this without him. I love this young man and am a very proud father. I will never forget our time together.
I may continue the blog. I’m searching for a theme. But, I’m not sure my life or thoughts are interesting enough for anyone to read. Stay tuned. If you remain subscribed, I may surprise you someday.
Joey immediately started searching for a job. He had three offers within a week. One would have involved him moving to San Francisco working for Port Supply, the commercial division of West Marine. He chose to return to the company he had been working for. They welcomed him back ,promoted him, and added some additional perquisites.
Thanks to all who followed us.


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Back home

9 thoughts on “Back home

  • September 8, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Welcome home. If it’s work (and you are retired)….why do it! At least there were some FUN memories along the way!

  • September 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks to you and Joey for allowing me to ‘cruise’ along.

  • September 8, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Joe, I feel the pain in your heart, but the love out weighs it all. Don’t give up the blog. As you sail local share your experiences. I and others only get to live them vicariously and are happy to enjoy the ride that way with you. God has given you many blessings and he wants you to share what and who you are with others!
    Peace from brother Dandy Don Cerra

  • September 8, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Love you both, and I’m happy that you’re both back home – safe and sound. 🙂

  • September 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    I can just imagine the fun you two had together. My son Mike Jr. and I share the same relationship. We almost finish one another’s sentences when we are together. It would be great to see you at Homecoming Joe. Would love to hear all about your adventure. Welcome back.

  • September 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Hi Gary & Joey,
    Happy to see your blog today. Well, when it gets to be nothing but work it takes the fun out.
    As I have said before I enjoyed every blog that was sent and felt I was going right along with you.
    You guys will have some precious memories to talk about for years to come.
    No regrets!
    Blessings to all,

  • September 10, 2014 at 12:27 am

    Hi Gary and Joey
    Sorry to hear your plans have changed. I enjoyed your blog and will miss the adventure. On a brighter note, I am sure we will cross paths again in Lake Michigan and possibly Strictly Sail in Chicago.
    Bill and Judy

  • September 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Meet you at the Club when you get your house back!

    • October 1, 2014 at 12:25 am

      Just tuned in today and found out the news. Sound like you both had a fine adventure!! Sometimes things are not to go with the plan. Hope to see you at the Club on Friday. Tony wants to know who owes who a drink! Sandy

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