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In search of the perfect live aboard

The next adventure in travel nursing for us is going to be finding the perfect live aboard boat. Trying to find monthly rentals, that allows a dog, has room for parking the fishing boat and is affordable during “season” in Southern Florida is proving to be a little challenging.

So today we are driving around the state looking at live aboard boats to see what size would be good for us and how much we can afford (which means we will be buying one that will require a lot of TLC and elbow grease).

One of the benefits of living on a boat is that I won’t have to pack every three months! We’ll just pull in the lines and head off to the next assignment. Hopefully we will be able to find the perfect boat for us in the next three months so that our options on which assignments to take aren’t quite so limited.

This little gem is a boat we found just cruising the canals in Port Charlotte. Always keeping our eyes open for boats that are looking for someone to love them.


We have palm trees…in our yard!

After an eight week break between assignments, we are now living in Florida! I for one hope that there are no more periods of time that we are “in limbo” because it was too stressful living out of a suitcase at a friend’s house for six of those weeks then moving somewhere else for another week and a half before heading south.

It took us three days to find somewhere to live (in our price range, that would do a three month term and allowed a dog) down here. We got here at the beginning of what the locals call “season”. That time of year when all of the snow birds descend upon the state of Florida.

I think we found the perfect house for us here in Port Charlotte. It is only two miles from the hospital, 0.8 miles from the nearest fabric store and it backs up to a canal and has a dock in the back yard.

I could definitely see myself living here longer!IMG_2265.JPG