04.12.2012 15 °C
It has been a great (almost a) year in Hoboken, but our toes are freezing and the travel bug has attacked again so our bags our packed and we are headed to JFK. We don't have quite as long or organised plan as last year, but we are headed out tonight for a month of kitesurfing in NE Brazil and then on to more adventures and hopefully a new home and adventures.
I'm not sure how consistent or exciting the blog will be this year, but I'm going to start it again anyway as we got some great feedback last year and it is much easier to stay in touch with those that are interested. The old blog is still online at http://colinnatalie.travellerspoint.com and the new one will be at http://endlesssummer2013.travellerspoint.com. So update your bookmarks and get signed up on the new page so you get emails to let you know when we make new posts.
Just to give you our summer in a nutshell, Natalie worked very hard and I played very hard. She was bartending at the W hotel and renewed her NJ real estate license and joined the young and ambitious team at Prestige Properties. We wish the "Can't Be Tamed" Crew all the best as they rebuild the office after Hurricane Sandy. Nat also needed a vacation after our trip last year so got to Africa for a few weeks to visit friends and to make new memories with her friend and business party from Barrow's Pub, Missy.
My summer included many great trips; sailing in Canada, St.Maarten and a successful race from Newport to Bermuda, two trips to Vegas for conferences, multiple trips to Canada for work and play, and a trip to Curacao (which turned into St.Maarten and Statia as well) for a wedding. When I wasn't traveling I was in Hoboken and training Brazilian Jui Jitsu with a group of extremely talented people which has kept me sane when I haven't been looking for work.
We did get a chance to spend time with both of our families this summer in Ocean City, MD and PA with Nat's parents and around Ontario with my family (especially my fast growing nephew!). Natalie did her first sailing race this year in Toronto...I'll keep you posted if we ever see round 2! When it looks so much as if we will live abroad, it is nice to get a bunch of family time in this year.
We moved out of our Hoboken apartment last week and are back in our favourite place in Brooklyn, Hotel Levy - Wohlers. The food, view and company is the best in New York which had a bit to do with why I decided to ask Natalie to marry me here on Sunday night. After shivering cold and getting through the initial confusion she agreed. Don't ask about a wedding, we are going to find a place to live first. Keep watching and we'll hopefully find it soon.