Robb commissioned Miss Lone Star from a poor sucker who didn’t know what she was worth. After hauling her from the bottom of the lake, he completed minimal repairs to make her more than sea worthy. He served in the US Army as a Paratrooper and that gave him ample experience to captain our vessel and the souls aboard in the Caribbean Sea. He has the face only a mother could love and never met ice cream he didn’t devour. He is the proud papa of five beautiful children that all have his nose and flat feet. He spends his spare time sharpening knives, watching the symphony and talking in his sleep to Lenny (imaginary friend). He successfully courted our First Mate for eight months. She agreed to marriage after he proposed to her in a phone booth. They met through a classy online dating service.
Mrs. Aubrey is our beautiful First Mate and was reluctant to join the crew at first. That is, until she was promised 2 1/2 shares of Miss Lone Star’s plunder. Her skills as a brave hunter will keep us fed if we get marooned (seriously). She has helpful knowledge of stitching that she gained from torturing small animals throughout her childhood. She might repair the engine, paint a portrait or jump into a flying kung-fu kick at any moment. We firmly believe that she is Roger’s (from American Dad) sister and taught sailors how to speak properly from a young age. Aubrey harnesses a wide array of tactical shooting skills and knife fighting capabilities. Her favorite color is purple.
Blake has wanted to live on a boat since he watched his first episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He is our Unable Seaman and longs for the day when he finds his first gold piece. He is also very anxious to “boom” his first shark, although he thinks all of the seafood he consumes is chicken. He has lost more fishing poles in his short life than fishermen twice his age. He has a wicked bad attitude, which is tempered only by his lack of good behavior. We have high hopes for the lad and pray be gets his sea legs to leave the diapers behind. On a serious note, he is a cute little boy who has much to learn. We love his lively imagination and love of the ocean. We think that he will take to the sea faring life because he has to do what we say. He will likely be found swabbing decks or hunting for lizards on a deserted island naked.
Bianca is probably the most anxious of the crew to begin our voyage. She holds the honorary title Chief Stew until she can learn how to serve herself or pick up her own dishes, for that matter. At that point, she will likely call a mutiny or call a vote to take over as Captain. Bianca’s real talent is art. She has a sparkling natural wonder for the world and its creatures. We think that her Kindergarten teacher’s biggest wish is for her to graduate or get kidnapped, whichever happens first. She doesn’t currently enjoy chores or work of any kind so the transition to cruising life should be interesting. We have no doubt that she will amass enough stories (real or imagined) of life on the high seas to embarrass us and cause most strangers concern. She was voted first kid to get her own reality show in by her fellow classmates in Sunday School. She speaks English and disagrees that “timeout” is in the dictionary.
Onyx might be the most educated and obedient member of the entire crew. She is most content when snuggling the Captain on the couch or terrorizing small dogs and babies. She originally hails from California where she gained her experience as a dope dog for the Sheriff’s Department before she was fired for failing a piss test. She is a good swimmer but prefers the boat to the dinghy. Her biggest regret is not settling the score with the Fed-Ex man before joining our crew. She enjoys type B poodles, gunfire and a good poo in the morning. Her sign is Virgo.
We are a small family who currently lives in Austin, Texas with big plans to move aboard our boat and cruise the Caribbean for a year or more. We named our vessel Miss Lone Star and we are moving permanently to St. Croix, US Virgin Islands at the conclusion of our voyage. Our departure date is July 2015 and we will provide videos and information on all aspects of our preparation for the journey.
Our other videos will feature different aspects of life on our boat, fishing and catching what we eat, cooking, boat renovations and repairs, storage ideas, navigating, seamanship, anchoring at sea, clearing customs, charting courses, anchorages and ports, provisioning, travel destinations and more.
Aubrey is a professional photographer and she has amassed every expensive piece of gear that she needs to capture amazing images along the way. She will also be adding photography/ video tips and techniques to our YouTubeChannel and Blog. She has become a organizing queen during our months of preparation and she will teach you what she has learned.
Robb is a US Army Veteran and former professional tactical gun trainer. He is a dive master and loves to scuba on a regular basis. He plans to spend his time fishing for dinner or finding buried treasure with his metal detector.
We are homeschooling our three and six year old kids along the way. Stay tuned to see how we tackle this monumental opportunity! We will detail learning experiences, projects for kids and explore cultural issues along the way. In researching our planned cruise, we found that there was little information out there on the “how to” of raising and educating children on a boat.
Blake is our pesky boy who gets into more trouble than a pack of puppies. He loves pirates, sharks and dinosaurs. Bianca is our little princess who attempts to rule the boat like a dictator. She loves shells, art and making messes. Onyx is our huge black German Shepard. Her hobby is protecting us and herding kids.
We will be catching all manner of fish, lobster and critters as we go. We will provide a “cruiser’s guide” on how to catch, clean and cook what we eat. We will share our favorite recipes.
Our cursing bounds include: Florida Inter-coastal Waterway (ICW), the Bahamas, Grand Bahama, Abacos, Nassau, Eleuthera Island, Cat Island, Long Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Inagua Island, Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spanish Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. We will likely continue on to explore the rest of the Caribbean Islands/ Central America before we settle down.