The Year 2007


Adventure Sail to Panama


We sailed with Capt. Mark from Georgetown in the Bahamas, through the Windward Passage, and on past Jamaica to Panama


George Town to Jamaica


Landfall in Jamaica


Port Antonio, Jamaica


Jamaica to the San Blas Islands


Landfall in Panama




Isla Porvenir






Cocos Banderos Cays


Rio Diablo


Trip up the Rio Diablo


Isla Tigre




Eastern Lemmon Cays


Isla Grande






Isla Grande - Again!!


Panama City


The Panama Canal


Panama City - Cont...


El Valle de Antón




Boquete, Continued


Rio Chagres


Bocas del Toro - 1


Bocas del Toro - 2



Costa Rica Adventure


After spending a month or two on the catamaran, we crossed the border into Costa Rica and spent several weeks exploring this Central American gem.


Crossing the border


San Jose, Costa Rica


Arenal, Costa Rica


Jaco Beach, CR


Manual Antonio, CR


Playa Zancudo, CR 



Williamsburg, VA

Historic Williamsburg

Swabby J's Big Solo Adventure

Now it's Swabby J's turn!

Capt. Grace and Swabbie J's Big Adventure

Spring Break, 2006


The Year 2006



The Year 2005

Cape Lookout National Seashore 

To the Cape in our 12' Runabout, Littly


The Old Burying Ground 

Spring 2005 - A magical time when the azaleas bloom


Gracie's Big Adventure II 

Spring Break 2005


Sand Dollar Island 

One of our many trips to the surrounding islands


Beaufort NC Living

See what it's like to live in Paradise


Beaufort 2005 

The Spring in Beaufort, NC

The Year 2004


Christmas 2004 

At a cabin in the Hocking Hills State Park, OH

The Christmas Flotilla 

A yearly event in Beaufort, NC

Ocean Isle Beach

A week at a beach house taking relaxation to the level of fine art

The Grampian Project 

A facelift for our first boat, a 1974 Grampian 26.  Boat Improvements.

The Virtual Sunset Dingy Ride

Click here and hop in for a dingy ride down Taylor's Creek in Beaufort, NC

Charleston, SC - October, 2004

A few days in Charleston, SC while Mike was getting his Captain's License

Deep Sea Fishing - September, 2004

60 Miles Offshore looking for some "feesh"


A Family Adventure - Above the Clouds

Gracie's Big Adventure

How much FUN can be squeezed into 8 days??  We found out!!

Oriental to New Bern, Late Summer 2003


Oriental to New Bern

A trip to the other Historic Port Towns of NC - In the Bus!

A short drive and a beautiful ferry ride from Beaufort is the "Sailboat capital of the world", Oriental, NC.  After a few hours in Beaufort, we headed to New Bern, North Carolina's 2nd oldest town.  We spent a wonderful afternoon and night in New Bern before heading back to Beaufort the next day.   CLICK HERE


Cape Lookout, Summer 2003


Family Vacation '03

Well, it's not a vacation for us, we live here.  But, for Kate's family from Cincinnati and Pennsylvania, Beaufort and Atlantic Beach is definitely a change of pace.  Mike's favorite niece Grace had a blast, and her new little brother James made his first trip to the beach. CLICK HERE


Chicago, Winter 2003


Chicago, IL

February in Chicago.  One word - COLD!!  But, during February, many of Chicago's great museums are FREE!  We spent four days exploring the city from every angle, making sure of course that we sampled as many different famous pizza places as we could.  We stayed with our friend Rachel who moved to Chicago from Beaufort, NC in the Fall of 2002. CLICK HERE


Thanksgiving, 2002


Ocean Isle Beach, NC

It's starting to become a tradition, and we like it.  Thanksgiving at Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  You might think that the beach in November doesn't make sense, but we're here to tell you that it's extremely quiet, relaxing and enjoyable.  We love spending time with our loved ones, who we really don't get to see as often as we'd like.  This trip came at just the right time.  

To see some pictures,  CLICK HERE


October, 2002


Appalachian Trail Logo

The Appalachian Trail


From Fontana Dam, NC to Newfound Gap, NC, this 40 mile section of the Appalachian Trail is said by many to be the toughest portion of the entire 2,265 mile length of the trail.  It includes Clingman's Dome, which is the highest elevation on the whole AT at 6,650 vertical feet.  Also, our first section out of Fontana Dam is the quickest elevation gain per mile on the whole AT from Georgia to Maine (aka STRAIGHT UP!!!!)  This was tough!  For pix,  CLICK HERE


August, 2002


Cruisin' in The Bahamas

Six of us on a 45 foot Privilege Catamaran for a week in the Bahamas.  We left from Miami at 6pm or so and crossed the Gulf Stream on an overnight passage.  The forecasted meteor shower was spectacular from the darkness of the ocean, and we all saw more shooting stars than we'd all seen in our lifetimes.  We cruised in the Abacos, visiting places like Little Sale Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Man O War Cay, Hopetown, and Gun Cay.  We tried to keep a log and we didn't forget to take some pics.  CLICK HERE


The Year 2002


Everglades National Park



Key West, Florida



Dry Tortugas National Park


Key Largo, Florida


Raleigh, NC - ACC Tourney 2002

The Outer Banks, NC

Wilmington, NC



Charleston, SC



Savannah, GA



St. Augustine, FL



Look Back at the 2001 USA TOUR


The Year 2001


Ocean Isle Beach, NC



Okefenokee Swamp, GA



Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Tab Benoit 2001


Look Back at our USA TOUR

The USA Cross Country 2001

Washington, DC

New York, NY

Boston, MA and Walden Pond, MA

White Mountains National Forest, New Hampshire

Green Mountains National Forest, Vermont

Frank and Theresa's World Famous Anchor Bar, Buffalo, NY

Chicago, IL

St. Louis, MO

The Drive from St. Louis to Denver

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Coors Field, Denver, CO

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO

Tab Benoit Show, The Little Bear, Evergreen, CO

The Drive from Denver, CO to Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Glacier National Park, MT

Olympic National Park, WA

Canada Mini-Tour 2001

North Cascades National Park, WA

Redwoods National Park, CA

Pacific Coast Highway, Northern CA

Yosemite National Park, CA

Sequoia National Park, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Las Vegas, NV

Grand Canyon National Park, AR

Driving through New Mexico

Memphis, TN

Tab Benoit Show, Double Door Inn, Charlotte, NC

The Year 2000

Charleston 2000

Atlanta 2000


ACC Tourney 2000

Tab Benoit 2000 

Long Beach 2000

Table Rock 2000

The 20th Century

The Gauley River, WV

Mike, taking some time out from whitewater rafting for a little cliff jumping

Kate using the ole "hold the nose" method


New River Gorge, WV

Mike renamed his horse "El hijo de Diablo"

This was taken while on a 14 mile mountain bike trail along the rim of the Gorge


Mammoth Cave, KY

The Wild Cave Tour at Mammoth Cave - The Tour lasted for six hours

Claustrophobia is not an option

Kate in the "Birth Canal"


Table Rock, NC

The "Grand Canyon of the East" and Mike's personal stomping ground - Click here to see more pictures


Charleston, SC

On our honeymoon in Charleston, SC



Cedar Point, OH



Put-In-Bay, OH w/ Drew and Tiff

On the ferry to Put in Bay, OH




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