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When Your Kids Buy Their Own Boat – Whoop!

We owned boats when we lived in Texas years ago. We were lucky. They were used often and they didn’t break down. The first was a Cal 25 (a sailboat) and the next was a large boat that was too much boat. We sold it. The next was just right – a cheap, small fishing boat that never broke down.

Ever since we moved to Florida, the kids have wanted us to buy another boat. We have a boat lift by the saltwater canal in the backyard and we’re one of the only ones in the neighborhood without a motorized vessel (we have a kayak). While I love boating, I wasn’t too excited about spending the money on another boat, no matter how cheap.

I was kind of hoping one of our adult children would eventually buy one. Turns out my patience paid off! Ali and Justin bought a 19-foot boat last weekend. They then drove it through the bay, and right to our backyard!

We all got on board, and took a beautiful sunset ride. It was so much fun! Of course, we’re gonna have to get Mason a lifejacket that fits…

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The boat has 16 fishing pole holders so Justin said they’re gonna need more poles. The good news is there was a great white shark spotted about 3 miles offshore here last week so we’re sharpening our hooks! 😉

This Week’s Masonism:

Frank (age 21) has been putting away every spare dollar so he can buy his dream car someday. He’s doing a great job, too! Mason was walking through the room when we were discussing it, and called over his shoulder in a sing-song voice, “Money plus car equals no money.”

Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com.

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