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The Boat Show! See you there?

Just want to say hello to all our loyal readers and let you all know we'll be at the boat show this weekend and would love to trade stories with you.  We will be at the River City Marina booth A121 on Saturday from 10-2.  Of course if you can't make it during those times but are curious about the life you can always stop by and talk to our neighbors in the booth at other times.  Plus after 2pm we'll be wandering around and checking out the great vessels and RVs.  We love this show and plan to spend the whole day there on Saturday so if you see us say hi!


Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show

Dates & Location

Wednesday-Sunday, January 14-18, 2015  
McCormick Place—South Building - NEW LOCATION!!!
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Show Hours
Wednesday:    2:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday:       11:00am–9:00pm
Friday:            11:00am–9:00pm
Saturday:        10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday:          10:00am–5:00pm

Admission is $14 for Adults (16 & older).  FREE for kids 15 & younger

This is what we look like.


  1. This is my second attempt to post to your blog, hoping this time will be successful. We missed you at the boat show Saturday as we spent most of the afternoon looking at the RV's :).

    I just wanted to commend you guys on your decision to Live Aboard. I too have made this choice however, I chose to be a snowbird and shipped by Bayliner Motor Yacht to Miami for the winter and live in a slip there during the winter months. The main reason besides not liking the cold, is the benefit of actually cruising while living aboard. I plan on returning this spring to Diversey Harbor and hope to see you on the water this summer.

    I would love to share some of my experiences living aboard as it helps to know you are not alone in some of the adventures that arise. I restored my 1988 boat mostly myself and have learned quite a bit on how to make repairs and upgrades economically.

    I wish you two all the best with your adventure and hope you remember the worst day you'll have on the water will always be better than a day on land. :)

  2. Thanks Thomas! See you on the water! Will you be shipping your boat back this summer or getting something else here? Seems like a big expense if you ship back and forth every year. I know our boat with the flybridge would be about $12,000 to ship to Florida after disassembly and reassembly on the other side.


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