About a year and a half ago, Vlad and I sat on our lovely friend Sally's front porch and thought about what we wanted in our lives. We both wanted to do something interesting with adventure and new places and plenty of time to be with each other. In other words, not the tied-to-the-cubicle norm. Been there and tried that with not particularly rewarding results.
But what to do? Well, I had always wanted to buy a sailboat and run off to sea, but you know how life goes - generally not in that direction. However, I made the mistake of mentioning that wishful thought to Vlad, and he said, "we can do that." And so we did.