|Notes on the Road Ahead|
We plan on beginning the new construction in early spring, hopefully with a splash before or in early summer, and to spend most of the summer exploring the Erie canal system and the Great Lakes.
This leaves us with a number of decisions to make, vis a vis The Floating Empire. We'd love you guys to give us your ideas on this. What shall we do? Do we disassemble the Empire and use the components to build the new boat? Do we gift The Floating Empire to someone who wants her, someone who will continue her story of life on the water? Do we do something else entirely? Would you like to live here on the water?
What do you think? We'd really love to know.
The weather is lovely here right now, surprisingly warm this week, and without the stiff winds that have been plaguing us. We're planning on cooking out tomorrow, doing a roast and Yorkshire pudding in the fire pit above, and then visiting good friends on Christmas day. We wish all of you a great Yuletide season, and a happy and safe new year.