Ben, Laura, Molly and Madelyn are preparing for a year long voyage aboard Have Another Day, a 57 foot 2003 Carver Voyager 570. We are planning to do the Great Loop, a loop of the eastern portion of the United States. We will leave from Chicago, head west on the Illinois River and meet up with the Mississippi River and head south. From there we will either continue down the Mississippi to New Orleans and out to the Gulf of Mexico or we will hook up with the Tennessee Tom Bigbee Waterway and head south there meeting up with the Gulf near Gulf Shores, Alabama. Once on the Gulf we will make our way around Florida, head to the Bahamas for a while then make our way north up the eastern seaboard. We will begin heading back west at New York taking the Erie Barge Canal back to the Great Lakes and eventually home.
Molly and Madelyn will be missing their fourth and first grade years of school. We are planning to home school them for the year. We hope the combination of their parents’ ability to facilitate their education as well as the experiences along the way will make our decision to home school them a successful one.