And here are some lovely pictures of our dream vacation:
Ironically enough, we even settled on the boat, and just a couple days before we found the destination: a Nauticat 331. (I think I got that right, Rob, correct me if I'm wrong) Rob first showed it to me on a Nautica clothing poster in Macy's when we were shopping for my coat. They're built in Scandinavia so we know it'll be able to handle the trip, and they're all throughout Europe so parts won't be a problem. And my favorite part, it's a pretty boat.
So, in a few years, probably once we're retired, we'll be packing up and heading off to the Arctic for 6 months. The plan is to celebrate my birthday in Svalbard- it's the longest day of the year so the sun won't set. I'm so excited! And then after that, we'll be off to Antarctica.