Following 13 fabulous years living aboard our floating luxury condo on water, we are putting her up for sale. Click here for details.
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Barb and Con Sprenger
❤️ Big Sky will soon be listed with a broker ❤️
Just back from Saskatchewan visiting daughter Brit, Kris, and Nolan. We’re so proud of Brit winning the Citizen of the Year Award for her continued volunteer work in the Carrot River community.
Rosco, their Boston Terrier tangled with Mule Deer.
The daughters and families are gathering in Calgary Saturday for Easter. We’ll miss Courtney, Mike and Hailey in Texas.
Con and I are immersed in activities with our four daughters, their husbands, and our five grandkids, aged 2 to 11 from Texas to Alberta to Saskatchewan.
We left Portugal last month to visit our North American family starting in Toronto with my brother Doug and sister-in-law Merrilee, and then to Conroe, Texas enjoying Hailey, Courtney, Mike. We then flew to Alberta to spend time with Dex, Nick, and Bryant, and Kate, Amy, Lindsey, and Les, with a side trip to Vancouver Island to visit Con’s brother Hugo and Elserine in their garden oasis in Nanoose. A beautiful ferry ride later we arrived in Vancouver for an evening with good friends Shirlee and Mark. Our final family stop was in Carrot River, Saskatchewan to be with Brit, Kris and 11-year-old Nolan.
Easter Sunday, we will fly back to Vancouver Island to view 12 houses in our continued search for the “Just Right” house for the next segment of our lives. The next day, we fly to Portugal.
A few weeks ago we learned the shocking news that Les’ mom, Sandra suffered a pulmonary embolism on her return flight from Europe. Our family is in shock and mourning over her death.
Video: We took Hailey to the Trampoline Park left. She's a natural! Nick, Dex, puppy Tank, and I went to a natural park area by the river. Spring is finally arriving in Alberta.
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My article from a few years ago: The Inspirational Philosophy of Sailing Through Life: https://www.nauticalmind.com/blog/2012/02/sailing-through-life/
Below: Southern France, picture compliments Sylvie, a real estate representative.
Panorama photos below: View of Sintra from Castle dos Mouros; Erice amphitheatre in Sicily; Gulfo di Castelemmarre, Sicily; castles in Erice; Paxos in the Greek Ionian, and the northern end of the island of Milos.