Kathy and I absolutely loved our time with you, your first mate, and Skipper. We thought about stealing him and bringing home with us, but we knew he would be missed. We would love to do it again if the opportunity ever arises in the future.THANK YOU.
Randy and Kathy Minden 5/7/2013
Bon Voyage Capt and Skipper !
Your friends on Marco Island will miss you , but glad you will be on the water again, doing what you do best !
Susan Victor Barron Elaina Paul 1/15/2012
at last i can see your web site captain,its wonderful to see the photos brings back the time i meet you both ,and the advice and help you gave me ,hope you both have a 2011 to remember .
colin paul 1/3/2011
Enjoy your next adventure, it was great having neighbors at the dock !
Regards to you all, Jim, Skipper, Mark and Lee !
Hey Big Jim, you are the man! This is so great seeing you sail the seas after all of the talks we had about it and going boat shopping with you. Makes me wonder what I am doing sitting at this desk right now. Happy cruising Jim and Diane! Where is the next trip going to be?
Michael Audet 2/11/2010
For Mark and Lee. Happy 2010 and thanks for the absorbing news update. You will be delighted to know that you have missed out on the coldest winter in 20 years. Ice and snow for the last 3 weeks and no end in sight!!! Love & kisses Peter
Peter Taylor 1/5/2010
Happy New Year Jim and Diane! Hope you enjoyed your Christmas. Cabo was beautiful- thanks for your recommendations; we loved the marina, but wished you were there for cocktails!
Jann and Bryan McKee 12/31/2009
Your photos are breath taking!! Amy sent me the link and it''s fun seeing where you are on the map. It''s a treat to see such amazing places from a distance; thank you for sharing. :) Journey well!
Laurie Pisani 12/28/2009
Jim, I always thought you were smarter than the average Vice President (or even President) when we worked together. This proves it. It was great to see Diane in beautiful San Diego last week, but I suspect your scenery was even better.
John Harrison 11/20/2009
What a trip! Learned about this on the 5 Sisters site too! Wishing you the best of luck and safe journeys! Looking forward to following your progress!
John Gardner 11/7/2009
Wish you a lot of luck and great times as you begin your trip. I am glad I saw this on the 5 sisters, had no idea you had a site. This is going to be fun following the journey and feeling your joy. Blessings to you both.
Linda Ruggiero-Hottel 10/25/2009
Awesome photos of the trip through the canal. What an experience that must have been.
Jim Ruggiero 6/15/2009
What a great trip through the Canal!! Terry, Claire and Tom are new friends. Now we can share the joy of traveling from the Pacific to the Atlantic, through a rain forest, and the memorable cab rides to and from the locks!
The Canal tour was one-in-a-lifetime as was the village tour with the Indians. Thanks Jima nd Di! And thanks Dan for the great B-day gift!
Mike Ruggiero 6/8/2009
Dear Captain - I''ve just read the log for the past two weeks. You did a great job of summarizing our ''trip of a lifetime''. However, you did forget to mention that the Admiral spent a day changing oil in the engine room! Every trip on the Ocean Dance is fun, entertaining, exciting ... and always includes a surprise! Thanks for keeping the log updated - its fun to relive the adventure!
Admiral Diane 6/7/2009
WOW! What a wonderful life! So glad to follow your adventures. Wishing you good health and great weather with much love!
Alyce Klaus 6/5/2009
Great pictures going through the locks. It makes me wish I was there to watch and help out. Smooth sailing for the rest of your journey.
david ingram 6/5/2009
Ahoy there Admiral & Captain! I''m sure today is a busy day as you prepare for your Great Adventure tomorrow. Not sure when you''ll read this..but wanted you to know that we''re thinking of you! Congratualtions on this once in a liftime event. Can''t wait to read the log and see the pictures! Travel Safely!
Chris Collins 6/2/2009
To the Admiral & the Captain- I hope you all are enjoying the awe and wonder that is the Panama Canal! Keep the sunscreen and sunglasses on and have a wonderful time!
Patty Leeson 5/28/2009
Hi Bob and Jim.
Have been following your route. Anxious to see if you pull out tomorrow
Realize that you cant e-mail me.
I am feeling great-finally found a good doctor.
Miss you but have a good time.
Nice! Looks like heaven on earth!
Looks like you''ve arrived in our favorite port (Z''wha). Be careful -- it''s very easy for the anchor to get "stuck" here! We''re really happy that the cruising lifestyle is living up to your expectations! Hugs to you and the Admiral from the crew of m/v Manana.
Jim & Jan 3/1/2009
Jim, I always thought when I grew up I wanted to be like Rob Curtis, no longer. Now I want to be Jim Guy! Sweet website!
Dan Sight 2/25/2009
Hey there Rich and Janet, we have been following you on line and getting more and more jealous. Weather here in KC terrible. I would stay on the boat if I were you. I think you two should be named as well as the Captain and the Admiral, How about Janet being First Mate and Rich Cabin Boy! Take care Richard and Carol.
Richard and Carol 1/31/2009
Enjoyed reading the log--Sounds as if you are having a great voyage!!
jeanette lee 1/29/2009
Hi Jim and Ron it was great meeting you guy''s in La Paz and letting us come aboard your beautiful boat.We really apprechiated the cold beer !!!!.
Talk to you soon,
The Denver Brothers
Tim & Jim
Tim Denver 1/22/2009
Jim - It''s really fun to read your log. It makes me feel like I''m experiencing the trip (a bit) even though I can''t be there. You have a great writing style. So glad you have such great company (crew!) on the adventure. I miss you terribly and can''t wait to get to the Ocean Dance in about 10 more days. Love you! The Admiral
Diane Ruggiero 1/18/2009
LOOKS LIKE EVERONE IS HAVING A GREAT TIME, DO WISH I WAS THERE, INSTEAD OF THIS WINTER WONDERLAND OF 5 DEGREES. HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY TO MY DAD RON LOVE YOU. HI TO UNCLE TOM AND CAROL, YOU LOOK LIKE YOU ARE CONTENT IN LA PAZ. AND FINALLY HI TO CAPTAIN JIM, THE LARGE BOAT OR YACHT AS I WOULD CALL LOOKS GREAT, AGAIN WISH I WERE SPENDING MY BIRTHDAY ON IT. BE SAFE AND SEE YOU ALL SOON. LOVE REGGIE AKA FATBOY
Jim and Diane - what a fabulous trip you''ve had so far. I am so jealous. My trip to Alaska was great, but lousy weather, lousy fishing (except for the last week) and lousy fuel prices!!!! I would give anything to be in some warm weather (you know what Christmas in Seattle has been like)! I wonder what it feels like to wear shorts, or even swimming trunks!
If there is any chance after April 15th, I''ll talk to Carmel, as it is a trip of a lifetime.
Enjoy and be safe (nothing like having to check the weather daily- right)!
Randy and Carmel Tanner (Ocean''s 11) 12/26/2008
Janet and I have enjoyed your log and have had a few good laughs with the three amigos.We can hardly wait to join you and Dianne,and Tom & Lynne on this fabulous journey.
Have a great Christmas and we will see you in Puerto Vallarta
Rich & Janet Coleman 12/17/2008
We''ve loved reading your ship''s log from the fishing stories, anchorage challenges and boat maintainence in exotic places! You''ve had the right people at the right time on this leg...some of the rest of us would be worthless!!
Carla & Jack Boyd, Olathe, KS 12/7/2008
Hello Jim & Diane,
Wanted to be sure to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving although you most likely will be having fish!!! It has been a week since you left and we pray that all is going well for you.
Kathy & Jay
So nice to finally hear from you three Musketeers! Sounds like you are having a great time. Mom and I enjoyed your "Captain''s Log"! Bebe solo poco cerverzas!
Lynne Wherley (GG) 11/26/2008
It sounds like the trip has started out in great shape. What fun! If anyone gets sick, let me know and I''ll be right down!
Bob Knutson 11/21/2008
What a great trip on an equally great boat. If my age and health did not preclude me from applying for a berth I would be at the head of the line for a crew position.
Best wishes for a successful voyage and I will be keeping track of your progress.
Mike Markcity 11/19/2008
Looks like a nice boat, great itinerary, good people. Buen Viaje!
Pat & John Rains 11/10/2008