What a week. My parents came to visit on Sunday the 1st. We left that afternoon for our first big boating trip. We went out and up to Salem, MA since my sis wanted to go there real bad. It was a ton of fun, if not a bit nerve wracking, but we made it just fine and it was great to dock in a different marina for a night. The ride back was more relaxed, since we knew what we were doing a bit better. Then, on the morning of the 4th of July we took the boat through the locks system up the Charles River and anchored out for 24 hours! It was sweet. Disasters happened, both with our boat and with others on the river, but through some improvising and brainstorming all crises were averted and a great time was had. I can perhaps explain more later, but I'm in a hurry for now. It was lots of fun and we feel like we've finally been able to really use our boat for boating and not just for living... it was awesome. Pics to come, hopefully.