The crew of Red Ranger has been working. Mostly in Richmond, VA.
And visiting Portland, OR.
And working. Business travel took us from Portland, OR, to Richmond, VA, (for just 18 hours) to Wilmington, DE.
How does this round of vacation-to-business travel compare with life on Red Ranger?
When traveling off the boat, you have to pack stuff in luggage. You have to plan — in advance — what clothes and shoes you're going to need. You can't just root through the various lockers looking for something. Worse, every day is not simply "another T-shirt and shorts" day. Work requires clothes that are unstained by diesel.
You can go huge distances in a big hurry when you don't have to move Red Ranger around.
We miss the morning dinghy rides. It is fun to just step out of the hotel in Wilmington or the Bed & Breakfast in the Alberta Arts District of Portland. It's fun to be able to simply walk back to the B&B along Alberta Street without having to coordinate between the two of us. But. No dinghy ride. Sigh.
Next week, CA goes to Rehoboth Beach, DE. Since leaving for the delivery of Puffin, three weeks ago, I think she's spent maybe three nights in the apartment in Richmond.
Why settle down? What's the point?