The Two Fools are back on the road – at least temporarily – and on our way to the Caribbean! Once people heard we were heading out, we had a half-dozen requests to revive the blog. Wow – we had no idea that people missed us! Thanks!
To catch you up, we had to put the rest of our 2015 travel plans on hold because I had some complications from breast cancer that turned out to be a bit more involved than we thought. But all was benign, so I am on the mend once again. I will have a radioactive dye test next month as a check-up and still see my oncologists a few times a year. I am also still on tamoxifen for 4 more years. At Year 5, apparently they can declare you as “cured,” so I am still considered to be undergoing treatment. But I am feeling much better and things look good.
I am also ramping back up at work. I still have the flexibility to work remotely, so I have a lovely home office in Annapolis overlooking the water – which means that I can work even when it snows (not sure if that’s good or bad!). I go into the DC office for meetings when I need to – and even had my first work trip since breast cancer last week. So we are happy to be settling back into a “new” normal. But – we have been itching to get back on the road so have a few trips planned, too – more on that in a future blog.
Onward to the Islands
For this trip, Frank and I will be renting a 38-foot sailboat for a week in the British Virgin Islands. Once again, we are the captain and crew. We saw a last-minute deal on New Year’s Eve and decided to go for it. We love to sail – and we are super happy to be going to warmer weather. We’ve both done this trip before, but this is the first time together and the first time with just 2 on the boat. (My last time here was 10 years ago on a boat with 8 girls!) I’m sure it will be an adventure.
And . . . we will celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary while we are here. So stay tuned as we set sail in the BVIs!
P.S. Here’s a preview – we just arrived, and here is our view from the balcony of our pre-boat hotel. No snow here!