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Thank you for such a great web site!!!  I'm a cat sailor and look around for cat pages for the multi-hull perspective of cruising. I hope to devour your logs in the near future as work (argggg) permits.

Hi, we met you at the baths on Virgin Gorda, just found your card when I was cleaning out my beach bag.  Great web site, wonderful pictures.  We are first time live-aboards, however part-time. Are still in BVI but will return to Pittsburgh, Pa. for hurricane season, return to the Caribbean in Jan. Will keep checking the site, very enjoyable, photography is beautiful.  Have fun at the wedding ( we talked that day ). 
Sandy and Ray Mccoy

Hello Donna. Thank you so much for your annual letter. Always enjoy your progress. All is well here. Weather is very cold here in the mountains (still snow everywhere!) and I am jealous of your great tan!! Really enjoyed the web site. It brought some warmth into this cold winter full moon night. Good sailing ... Jackie
Jackie Geyr <jackie.geyr@aon.at>
A-6402 Hatting, Tirol Austria - Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 17:10:51 (CST)

Read about your travels through the Lexington Herald Leader...how exciting! We are Asbury Grads, from "way back when"! My husband is a teacher here in Jessamine County and I'm a bookkeeper @ Jessamine Co. Schools Central Office. We are "living through you" and having a great time!!! God's beauty is majestic...thanks for sharing it!
stephanie & dan lintemuth <essdcs@alltel.net>
wilmore, ky USA - Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 07:43:16 (CST)

I have enjoyed reading your journals about your travel experiences. I would never have found them but for the excellent article in the local newspaper this past Sunday about your circumnavigation. Since then, I have dominated the family laptop to read everything. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I got hooked tonight on Donna's journal about Bequia and later spent several hours searching for websites about that island. Please keep the journal entries current as time permits. Good luck on your travels and be safe.
Tom Bunch II <bunchlaw@aol.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, March 02, 2006 at 00:47:27 (CST)

Read the article in the Lex Herald yesterday so I checked out your website. Adventure of a lifetime!! Fantastic photos. Any chance you're doing a presentation on your trip in the Lexington area? Thanks for sharing!
Rob <robert_b_baird@asburyseminary.edu>
Wilmore, ky USA - Monday, February 27, 2006 at 10:58:46 (CST)

Very cool! Very entertaining! Very funny! I saw an article about you guys on Kentucky.com. It's nice to see fellow Kentuckians doing extraordinary things! I work for Catholic Relief Services in Sudan and noticed you all made a stop here. I hope you all continue to live life to the fullest, give gratitude to God, and inspire others to do the same. All the best. Thanks for sharing your adventures.
Greg Elder <gelder@crskhartoum.org>
Khartoum, Sudan - Monday, February 27, 2006 at 01:32:42 (CST)

Awesome achievement! God speed on your journeys!
John Elias <J.elias@insightbb.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Sunday, February 26, 2006 at 12:15:18 (CST)

Hi Abbotts: I just opened u r website as per Ayman's recommendation. I am very happy 4 all of u , u seem to enjoy u r trip .. Dave: follow your dreams .. good luck 2 u all ... Zafer
M. Zafer Wafai, M.D. <m.z.wafai@net.sy>
Damascus, Syria - Friday, February 24, 2006 at 23:17:05 (CST)

Hey, what can I say...I'm chillin out!!! I miss you guys and the warm weather. The pics and videos are great...keep up the good work. I can only hope to visit you all another time...thanks for the awesome opportunity!
Morgan Freele <mfreele@yahoo.com>
Zurich, Ont Canada - Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 21:47:57 (CST)

I got to your site through someone here at Asbury though I cannot remember who. I was in Thailand this summer doing tsunami relief and it brought you all to the mind of the person I was talking to. She immediately gave me the website address and here I ended up. You pictures are fantastic and stories are also great. Looks like a lot of fun. blessings, sarah
Sarah Fowler <sarah.fowler@asbury.edu>
Wilmore, KY USA - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 15:25:38 (CST)

"Good on ya, Mate(s)"
Bob'n'Judy MacDonnell, SV Siddiqi
Brisbane, ex Ras Tanura, Qld Australia - Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 00:59:38 (CST)

no pictures of the fudgeburg
USA - Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 17:50:03 (CST)

Hi Abbotts, I see that you are planning to be in the Caribbean--if so, know that we are still in the same place and would love to see you. Info.--Base marina is marginally open. Marcia
Marcia Hellmold <jhellmold@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, December 30, 2005 at 22:31:01 (CST)

Salam! It's your old friend from Riyadh. I've been e-mailing David every now and then but he never replies back (you'd think he was in the middle of the ocean or something). I hope you all have a wonderful journey back to the US. Any chance you will hit Galveston Bay? I'd love to see you guys again. What a fantastic website and those movies are great! Makes me really want to be there. Be safe and may God protect you all.
Ayman Wafai <AHWafai@aol.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 11:14:34 (CST)

Great looking at the photos of your travels. Will pass your web site address on to James. Hope the voyage from the Canaries goes OK.
Mike and Carole <mconcima@hotmail.com>
Whangarei, NZ - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 20:46:40 (CST)

Hi Dave, could you send j-pegs of some of your pixs to me. I would love to meet u guys somewhere in the with my daughter. ps...when are u and Sarah tying the knot? don't tell me I am the first one to ask God Bless u r u going to Africa any time in the future? My friend runs the IRFF in cameroon...could really use a couple of healthy able-bodied helpers I will send you his web site. we are post Wilma, and grateful for all we have. thank you for sharing the world with us, it is truely a wonderous home our heavenly Father has created best to you, Sarah, and Mom and Dad call me sometime. Carly is teaching now, 15,,,has six students and doing very well. i miss u, so does the USA, you guys have to come back sometime, huh? be healthy Jill
Jill <jillnage@bellsouth.net>
weston, fl USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 20:26:04 (CST)

The passage throught the Strait of Gibraltar...I'm glad not to be on Exit Only. I feel very different and would almost wanna be there when the water, the stars, the moon, the sunsets and the sunrises are compared with our beloved desert. I hope you do not have to much of that wild water around you when crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It will be memorable for sure, be safe and bring my dearest husband back. wife

USA - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 19:12:43 (CST)

Hey we are hosting the browns in december and really looking forward to it.
ray & nancy <rmunn99@yahoo.com>
nebo, nc USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 10:54:31 (CST)

David, I have just listened (again) to your songs. They are really awesome: gorgeous poetry and intricate music! Have you made a CD? You have to publish these if not! Let me know where we can buy them if they are already recorded. Have you copyrighted them? Cheers, Shelley
Shelley Ryan <shelley.ryan@worldonline.fr>
Paris, France - Wednesday, November 02, 2005 at 17:12:28 (CST)

Well, Sarah and David, I have had a wonderful time following you around the world. I've read every Journal entry (and am still convinced you would both make excellent authors... or stand-up comics!), listened to every song (really David, they are VERY good!!) and seen every picture. Thanks so much for sharing your memories. Too bad you couldn't stop over in the wonderful City of Lights, Sarah, but maybe next time.... I'll be thinking about Dave and David as they sail home. And blessings on you as you look for a job, prepare for your future, etc. etc. I'll be seeing your folks at the end of October. Much love to you, Shelley
Shelley Ryan <shelley.ryan@worldonline.fr>
Paris, France - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 16:46:00 (CDT)

Hey dave its me again. I really cant wait for you guys to get back. Maybe if you get back before christmas you can have christmas dinner with my family and you can bring the whole crew. I love sarahs song it rocks my socks off...I love saying that. Well dave I mut go now...Keep in touch! Your buddy, Chris Snyder
Christopher Snyder <chris1010@bellsouth.net>
Miami, FL USA - Tuesday, October 04, 2005 at 08:34:02 (CDT)

Hello Donna, Found your web site!! Love the photos and am looking forward for checking it out more in near future. It was terrific meeting you. What an interesting life you are having! It will be fun to live vicariously by reading about your travels. Carolyn said she gave you our address for post cards. The girls and I will look forward to them eagerly. Look forward to hearing from you and reading about you. P.S. You need more photos with you in them.
Judith Pecho <countryoasis@comcast.net>
Corrales, NM USA - Saturday, October 01, 2005 at 16:19:10 (CDT)

Just checked back in with you to see where "in the world" you are. Enjoyed the album pictures! I've even downloaded a picture of the Exit Only for my wallpaper. If you are ever in Kentucky look us up. Happy sailing!
Sharon Koontz <skootz@bellsouth.net>
Frankfort, KY USA - Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 19:04:38 (CDT)

Hi neighbors, Wafa is sending her regards, please take care and ENJOY Mansour
Mansour R.Kanaan <MRK@AROUJA.COM>
USA - Monday, September 19, 2005 at 04:18:12 (CDT)

I miss ya! Come home soon!
Amy <kdtsweetie@yahoo.com>
Richmond, KY USA - Monday, September 05, 2005 at 14:45:36 (CDT)

A great entertaining web site, I was most impressed by Super donkey - that donkey does indeed go fast... If you guys are ever in the beautiful South Africa - then have a great time. No seriously, e-mail me and come and say hi!
Margee <mectravelling@hotmail.com>
Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 06:39:26 (CDT)

Hello Sarah and David, Hope you remember us. We are Mehtap and Sefa. You had took on our car in Olympus. We saw your web page. It is very nice. If you come to Istanbul, please call us. Have a nice holiday. Sefa and Mehtap and our son Emre Gencer.
Sefa Gencer <Sefa.Gencer@isbank.com.tr>
Istanbul, Turkey - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 01:33:22 (CDT)

Once again, I have hooted with laughter and sighed with awe at your reports. Fabulous! You help us understand the world. Continued blessings and protection on you! Love, Shelley
Shelley Ryan <shelley.ryan@worldonline.fr>
Paris, France - Monday, July 04, 2005 at 15:52:22 (CDT)

Hey dear Sarita! I just went through your Israel pictures. It`s awesome to think we`ve been in same places yet they`re so far away. Glad you have had this wonderful experience. Love, Raquelita Hello to the rest : )
Raquel <e75@hotmail.com>
Medellin, Ant COL - Monday, June 20, 2005 at 14:37:26 (CDT)

Love the pictures and the stories...Enables me to experience places I may never see. Be safe and God Bless. We miss you Sarah.....
Colleen <ckynur@aol.com>
Richmond, KY USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 22:51:32 (CDT)

USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 08:38:46 (CD

Dear Dave, Donna, David and Sarah, We are hosting Tropical Storm/Hurricane Arlene today. Winds are 70-74 mph, and we really perversely want it to be a hurricane so we will have met our quota for the season. Too bad Exit Only isn't here, Arlene would take care of all that accumulated Sahara sand. Quantum is at the house and riding nicely so far. Bette is at Sea School getting her 100ton Captain's license. Since she is already the Admiral, the certificate may be not be necessary. We are still solid for a Jan. departure. When will you be back in the USA? Are you planning to come back to Ft. Lauderdale? Well the water is lapping the keyboard, so I better get this off. best regards to all, tom p.s. I do love all your writings. You each write so delightfully-both funny and informative
tom walker
mobile, al USA - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 09:12:34 (CDT)

Guys, We met in Petra, Jordan. Love what you're doing, would like to do the same someday. You certainly are having fun. Hope you have good winds and good times. All the best Denzil & Mia.
denzil jenkins <denzil.jenkins@zen.co.uk>
london, uk - Friday, June 10, 2005 at 10:11:54 (CDT)

Hi Sarah and David, Have loved following you guys around the world! You are both GREAT writers!! Thanks for taking me with. And WHEN you drop into Paris next, I hope we can get together. Continued bon voyage! - Shelley
Shelley Ryan
USA - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 12:44:35 (CDT)

Hey guys,the photos are awesome, i did seem to have a little bit of trouble getting into Daves page, but everything else was very intriguing,the stories are very discriptive , you've come a long way from the begining, thanks for taking us along with you on this marvelous journey
Chris Balderas <c5icab@yahoo.com>
Richmond, Ky USA - Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 09:30:22 (CDT)

Hello, My wife and I read about your tour of the Nile and are interested in such an adventure for ourselves. Do you have any advice as to which trips to take and who to contact? Thanks Ryan
Ryan Russell <rtrussell@ashland.com>
Lexington , KY USA - Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 14:20:04 (CDT)

The world is small...maybe,donna and dave, you'll sail up the Caspian Sea, and we'll meet in Turkmenbashy-stranger things have happened! The website is wonderful, and I'll follow you adventures through it. All the best-Judy
judith abboud <judithabboud@yahoo.com
Lexington, KY USA - Monday, February 21, 2005 at 20:51:34 (CST)

Greetings from KY! I read - intrigued - the JAN 1 article in the LEX H-L and wonder how you all are doing in the wake of the horrendous tsunami. I confess your sailing adventure sounds fabulous and ponder something similar. Are you available to advise/consult? Fair winds and following seas .. Linda & George Birk
Linda Birk <lindabirk06@earthlink.net>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, January 28, 2005 at 11:21:58 (CST)

Yo!! Hello, Dave, Sara, and the fam!! Glad to hear you're all alive. Dave, I really like "Picasso" man!! Lots of creativity!! Wok & Woll!! hahahahaha love, ryan
Ryan <elbarro34@hotmail.com>
Madrid, Spain - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 14:48:17 (CST)

Enjoyed your site tremendously. Small world. Noted that you refer to Sea Tjalm and it's occupants. Happens to be my Aunt and Uncle. If you see Jean or Lawrence again please tell them Brad Thomas says hi.
BRAD <brad @ala.co.za>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Tuesday, January 18, 2005 at 07:57:34 (CST)

Hi guys! This is the first time I have looked up your website...its great! I can't believe that you made international news and I missed it. Hope all is well with you all and Wendy. Thanks for letting us land locked folks see what the good life looks like.
marie murphy (barcelo) <jason078@centurytel.net>
Plattsburg, MO USA - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 15:55:28 (CST)

Hello. My dad is Dr. David Keedy and he wanted me to check out your website. Your website is really cool and I like reading about all of the distant places you have been. The pictures are fantastic. At my school we are studying about tsunamis, it must have been scary to go on land and see what the tsunami did.
Alex Keedy <surfer40513@insightbb.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at 09:16:40 (CST)

Stumbled on your website when i was reading about the tsunami. Sounds like a great adventure. I am working at the London Boat Show and am tempted to hijack a boat and follow you round the globe! Good luck and keep safe!
Nicolette <nicolettemillward@yahoo.co.uk>
London, UK - Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 07:11:26 (CST)

I read a story in the Lexington Hearld and it was so interesting, I decided to check the computer for more information on your adventures. Good luck on your remaing trip.
Nettie Nelson
Neon , Ky USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 23:13:34 (CST)

Praise God! Wow, glad to hear all is stil intact with family and home at least for the few. Does my heart good to know. You are truely blessed. I know you'll be dilegent to share the hope that you have in this situation. Be safe in your adventures. and God bless julie
julie harry <jewlsharry@hotmail.com>
Sherman Oaks, CA USA - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 15:14:17 (CST)

Hope all is well on the seven seas. You guys are very lucky. But I'm sure you know that. I saw your webpage on WLEX 18 in Lexington and as a fellow Kentuckian I wish you ALL the Best! Be Safe.
Melissa <WildCatMel02@aol.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, January 07, 2005 at 18:30:50 (CST)

Read about you adventure in the paper. Thank God you made it through the devestation. I'm at a loss of what to do or say that might help.
Joanie Turner <joaniesturn@hotmail.com>
Eubank, Ky USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 22:43:12 (CST)

Enjoyed your journal. Hope you have a safe trip and a great new year.
Connie Fields <confields@aol.com>
Lexington , KY USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 15:17:28 (CST)

Hope you are well good luck!Rick
Rick Jackson <rickallen_37@yahoo.com>
berea, ky USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 12:01:37 (CST)

I am very glad you are ok. I sure wish I could make a trip like that someday. But I am too old and to dang poor. But I like hearing about your trip.
Steve <DodgeFB@gmail.com>
Lawrenceburg, Ky. USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 11:39:47 (CST)

Hay Sarah, It's me your glide/crawford friend. I did not know you both were over there. Please be careful. Miss ya. Remember are goofy times cleaning. Hope to hear from you soon.
Bertha Merriman <bertha.merriman@asbury.edu>
Wilmore, KY USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 09:48:53 (CST)

So glad that Carole put me on to your travels. I can remember when we skied in Mi. when Michelle started skiing. Have a safe trip and enjoy. Dad Foutz
Jesse Foutz <jfoutzs@yahoo.com>
Seven Mile , oh. USA - Thursday, January 06, 2005 at 08:39:31 (CST)

Wow, David and Sarah, I just got your story on-line and I'm kinda shocked. First, thank god you are all right. Yet, I wonder -- Here you are, blessed to be saved by the ravage that killed hundreds of thousands. People are amassing all over the world to help, Australia is paying for airfare for citizens to come help and you're considering your next destination? Would this be an amazing time to be humanitarians, delay your trip, GET OFF YOUR BOAT AND HELP THE WORLD? It is easy, perhaps, for me to question from half-way across the world with my boat on the hard. Yet, if I were there, I certainly would be lending a hand to the world wide humanitarian effort.
Toby Stull <tobystull@yahoo.com>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 17:04:23 (CST)

David and Sarah, I am so glad to hear that you are ok. I think of you often, especially when someone comes to see if they have mail. Stop by the CPO when you get home. We'd love to see you and hear of your adventures. God Bless You. CPO lady, Doris.
Doris Adams <doris.adams@asbury.edu>
Wilmore, KY. USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 12:32:32 (CST)

We are studying Tsunami's and your journal entry David was perfect. Believe it or not we worked with your mom in Saudi Arabia years ago with the Clemons. You all sound good and look healthy. Happy New Year from a supposed to be snowing in Maine.
Windsor School <BernieW@pivot.net>
Windsor, Me USA - Wednesday, January 05, 2005 at 12:30:22 (CST)

What an incredible journey, and even more life changing after witnessing the aftermath of the earthquake. I shall follow your website as you continue. My prayers are for your safe travel and also for God to guide and give you the strength to do His work among those who so desperately need help and compassion. Looking forward to more of your journal. Thank you for sharing with us.
Ann S <srcare@earthlink.net>
Lexington, KY USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 22:48:24 (CST)

We heard and learned about your trip on a Lexington TV station. We thought that you might be related to the Abbotts who live just across the street from us. Sure enough we now know that they are your parents. Nellie's parents, the Livingstons, know your parents very well. You likely know them also. They talked to your parents in Florida last night. It's interesing to now know that you all are OK. We wish you God's speed as you continue your journey.
Ralph & Nelllie Kester <rnkester@aol.com>
Wilmore, KY USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 14:09:30 (CST)

I've enjoy reading of your travels. I hope to be there sonn as I retire. Good sailing and be safe. Bob
Robert Niebrugge <Sailnrock1@aol.com>
Hesperia, ca USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 13:09:13 (CST)

I heard your story last night on WLEX 18 news. WOW!! I am so glad to hear you are all alright and will be praying for you guys. I am adding this website to my favorites so (keep us posted)!
Joy Campbell <joycamp@yahoo.com>
Eubank, Ky USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 12:59:12 (CST)

hi i'm denise's sister from france i'm glad that everyone there is fine on tv we watch disaster scene it's difficult to wish you an happy new year sorry for my english nathalie
hanuszczak nathalie <direction@bigot-materiaux.fr>
USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 06:53:34 (CST)

Got your website from WLEX TV and was mesmerized by your journals. How lucky you are to travel as family and experience the wonders of the world on the great seas. I've enjoyed reading your journals and wish you well in your travels. Good Luck and Laus Deo!
Jack Gross <jbgross1972@hotmail.com>
Harrodsburg, ky USA - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 05:30:36 (CST)

How amazing to be in the middle of such an historical event! I hope you'll be willing to share your adventures with school children once you've returned home. You have a wonderful gift to share. So many other messages said they would love to be in your place -- not me! I admire your courage, but don't want to be there. God bless and take care. I look forward to reading about your travels in the future.
Debbie Arnold <damtsterling@aol.com>
Mt. Sterling, KY USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 23:04:32 (CST)

I heard about this website and your journey on WLEX tonight. After being inundated with stories of death and destruction, it was uplifting to hear a story of survival. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be in that area surrounded by so much suffering. It's a gift that your family was spared. Good luck in your future adventures. I've been reading your website and am fascinated. Your experiences over the past decade and in Thailand remind me of a quote I heard once. "The cure for anything is salt water. Whether it be sweat, tears, or the sea." -Isak Dineson God bless you all.
Carolyn <stargazer401@gmail.com>
Owingsville, KY USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 22:52:15 (CST)

I just wanted to say how thankful I am that you are all safe and sound. Funny, sometimes how the tiniest of delays and the seemingly unimportant mind changes, can make all the difference in the world, isn't it? It seems God guided your thoughts and actions that terrible day. I also wanted to say thank you for sharing your adventures and experiences with those of us who cannot experience such things any other way. You are appreciated, and are in my prayers.
Deborah Sparrow <dcohanna4157@aol.com>
Georgetown, Ky USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 22:37:12 (CST)

Hi, I'm an ARNP/CNM from Corbin, KY and I've been following your family's adventures since seeing it on the news. I'm glad you all are safe. I'm also Methodist so I'm very familiar with Asbury College and Wilmore. Good luck with the remainer of the trip.
Jenny Hungerbuhler <catcard@bellsouth.net>
Corbin, KY USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 22:22:15 (CST)

Hello guys, I am glad you all are ok. Just saw you on the news. Big suprise. We will be praying for you here at 602 Bellevue. I will call David tomorrow and let him know you are ok. Love, Kraig, Kim, Kendra, and Kelsey Koontz
Kraig Koontz <bisonman@alltel.net>
Wilmore, KY USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 22:21:47 (CST)

Just an amazing story. Saw the report on WLEX TV and recognized that it was you, Sarah. I worked for Lexington Clinic as one of the cardiology nurses. I have since changed jobs. Again, what an amazing story and life altering adventure. Good Luck on the rest of your voyage.
Betsy Reynolds <breyn5@yahoo.com>
Lawrenceburg, Ky USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 17:55:27 (CST)

Sarah, My name is Doug Scott and I am a reporter with AAPA News - part of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. I would very much like to do an interview with you about your experiences riding out the tsunami for an article. PAs across the U.S. are interested in your adventure. Can you give me a call? My number is 703/836-2272 ext. 3503.
Doug Scott <dscott@aapa.org>
Alexandria, VA USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 14:30:19 (CST)

Please call me at 1-800-255-4566, x 179, if you're able to. We would like a quick phone interview with you for a news story scheduled to air tonight at 6. Thanks, John McGary WLEX-TV
John McGary <jmcgary@wlextv.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 12:30:36 (CST)

Glad to hear that you are safe & well. We knew that you were in the area. Will talk soon .
Greg & Janise sv WINDCHIMES <neilsen@shoal.net.au>
Australia - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 06:36:14 (CST)

Glad you all are ok. What an adventure that was.
Barbara <anna_bell55@hotmail.com>
Monticello, ky USA - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 03:32:25 (CST)

Hey guys! I'm originally from Louisville, Kentucky but living and working in Switzerland now. My sister told me about your tsunami ordeal. I write our company newsletter and I want to include your story in the news section as we're both from Kentucky. Gosh, I didn't think anyone ever left the hills! :o) One last note, your son is HOT! But no need to chase him down and have him look for me in Switzerland, because I'm happily married! Yes my hubby is hot too, and no, he's not from Kentucky. I got a Dutch man!
Brandi <brandi135@hotmail.com>
Geneva, Switzerland - Monday, January 03, 2005 at 00:18:13 (CST)

I read about your voyage in the paper and just wanted to say that I am glad your OK. I have allways had a dream of sailing and after reading you website I will make in a reality. I can only dream of the adventures you have experienced. I have been looking to buy a sailboat and learn to sail this summer. Next year I hope to have the currage to follow my heart and set sail.
Sid Webb <www.sidwebb2004@yahoo.com>
Danville, Ky USA - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 20:15:24 (CST)

I was at McDonalds, watching my kids zoom around the play place, flipping through the Lexington Herald-Leader when an article about you all caught my eye....My first thought was God has Blessed you greatly, second thought was "how cool is this?"....and my third--"I have gotta check out this web site" So I checked it out...I am very glad ya'll are following your dreams....It does look like you are having the time of your lives!!! Happy Adventures and I pray the blessings keep coming to ya!!
Donna <donnathegreat123@yahoo.com>
Grayson, KY USA - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 15:43:19 (CST)

We are so relieved to hear and read that you are safe. Your website is great. I had visited a few times but not recently. A great account of your adventures. I'm sorry we missed the Fox interview. Continue the wonderful experiences and be safe.
Carole Foutz <clfoutz@aol.com>
Elkhart, IN USA - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 10:48:35 (CST)

Sounds like your adventure would make a good book and be a great movie for TV!
Ed Murphy <emurphy1@prodigy.net>
Lexington, KY USA - Sunday, January 02, 2005 at 10:11:16 (CST)

Have watched the news with avid heartache this past week, then saw your FOX News interview today...New Year's Day. I have been totally enjoying your maxingout.com website even tho' I feel like an eavesdropping voyeur....but privileged to be part of your very special adventure. God Bless you all. My two sons who are physicians in Florida are talking about volunteering services to those unbelievably anguished people....your website should inspire them. Best wishes and Happy New Year.
Hedy <h811@aol.com>
Berwyn, PA USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 17:05:36 (CST)

Dear Sarah I have followed your journey with great interest and I immediately thought of you when I heard about the tsunami last weekend. When I read that you were alright I sent this e-mail to a reporter at the Lexington Herald Leader. Karla Webb: Check this website maxingout.com. This is a Kentucky group who are sailing around the world on a 39 foot catamaran. Sarah Paasonen worked at Saint Joseph Hospital with me for several years and then graduated from UK as a physician assistant. One year later she joined her fiance David and his family on the sailboat Exit One. You can read Sarah and David's first hand account of the disaster as they had just sailed out of one of the islands of Thailand where the tsunami hit. If you have any questions call me. Dr. David O'Reilly Lexington Clinic
David O'Reilly <alrello@aol.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 15:53:41 (CST)

Being a sailor (Catalina25) at Cave Run Lake, KY I am very interested in your journey, and especially your Asian tsunami expierences. I found the web site very interesting.
Cliff <hynnimac@email.uky.edu>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 14:02:24 (CST)

Saw your report on Fox News. Thanks. Thought I'd check out your web site. Nice. Will be back. Hope to see any pictures you have of your close call with the Tsunami. God Bless and keep you on your fantastic journey.
Mary E. Cross <mecross@pacifier.com>
Vancouver, Wa USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 13:47:03 (CST)

Read about your tsunami escape in today's Lexington Herald-Leader online (I'm a Lexington native, although a long-time Virginia resident). I enjoyed your website, and wish you the very best as you resume your fabulous journey! Happy New Year!
Ann Gregory <agregory@naxs.com>
Saint Paul, VA USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 13:24:23 (CST)

Your report on Fox News caught my attention (nicely done, by the way). Praises that you were kept safe. You are a true inspiration that living a dream is possible and "do-able". Thanks for taking the time to share your adventures -- I'll be checking in!
Ed <Ed@weightloss911.com>
Des Moines, IA USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 13:23:08 (CST)

Wow! Great adventure and freedom from the concrete jungle. I am impressed with your iron clad nerves and your ability to rely on gut instinct to survive. Good luck and God's Speed.
Thomas Karl <kbi@insightbb.com>
Peoria, IL USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 13:18:30 (CST)

JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 12:59:20 (CST)

David - son did well on FOX News. Take Care and have fun!!
Belize, USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 12:49:58 (CST)

Thank God for the sign to move from where you were to where you were safe. What a wonderful adventure. I envy your family, and you and your families dedication to such an adventure. So many of us don't have intestinal fortitude to take the risk, nor have the funds to commit to such an adventure. We Lexingtonians are very proud of you and your story and your safety. God Speed. Granby
Granby Smith <GranbySmith@aol.com>
lexington, ky USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 12:04:01 (CST)

What an experience seeing the world from a sail boat. I'm glad your all safe and well. I wish you all a Happy New Year. If your every near Glasgow I would love to fish or play golf and hear some stories. Jimmy Bewley
Jimmy Bewley <jbewley@scrtc.com>
Lucas, Ky USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 11:41:02 (CST)

Dear David and Donna, Greetings from the Bluegrass! Writing to wish you and your family a safe journey and a happy, healthy New Year. I am still an agent with AAA Travel so I continue to see the world (for the most part) from my desk here in Lexington! Please stop by the Palomar office when you return and/or email me if you need any arrangements or resources. It would be my pleasure to help... Best Regards, Lenny Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Emerson-
Lenny Needy <lenny.needy@aaabluegrass.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 10:57:40 (CST)

Just recently back on the internet after purchasing another computer. Have been hearing from friends in the Er that your pictures and journals have been great. After checking it out, it is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! Always loved being on the water of course a week on a houseboat at Cumberland is the extent of my journeys other that fishing excursions. Any who, Glad to hear you all made it safe through the disaster. Plan on keeping up with the rest of the adventure sounds great! PAC-ER is busy as ever but nice to have something good to talk about. Happy New Year!
becky richardson <beckster2004@bellsouth.net>
richmond, ky USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 10:04:39 (CST)

Just now finding out about your adventure as the result of the articles in the Herald about the Tsunami devastion. You're living my dream, if not my wife's. As long as you make land where there are golf courses.
Peter Myers <petemiata@aol.com>
Nicholasville, KY USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 09:45:02 (CST)

Thanks for letting me share in your adventures. It is obvious to me you and your wife have found the true essence of life as we all could live given we would take the initial step. Thanks for sharing these wonderful times with those of us who come and go from stationary abodes. As the events of the past few days become more distant I for one would like to read about your retrospective thoughts. God Bless you and yours and may the reasonable winds fill your sails.
Kenneth Cates <sanjuana@aol.com>
Waco, TX USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 02:36:36 (CST)

Man, Talk about living a DREAM!!! I only wish I was blessed enough to be able to do this.I'd love the Traveling, and most of all, seeing the sites.
Rick Cloud <Rocketehhh48@aol.com>
Lexington, IN USA - Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 01:13:55 (CST)

What an adventure! As I read your accounts I kept thinking..if only I was younger..God Bless and keep you safe as you live your dreams..Thanks so much for sharing your story.. Happy New Year..
Carol <painfree@infionline.net>
Lexington, Ky USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 22:30:13 (CST)

What an adventure! As I read your accounts I kept thinking..if only I was younger..God Bless and keep you safe as you live your dreams..Thanks so much for sharing your story.. Happy New Year..
Carol <painfree@infionline.net>
Lexington, Ky USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 22:29:47 (CST)

God spared you for some purpose - maybe so you can continue your adventure and tell more people about your blessings. Count them. I do have one question. If someone was to follow you to the Outback and Beyond, how do they pay they're expenses as they go?
Robert Cox <thecoxmailbox@yahoo.com>
Frankfort, KY USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 14:26:53 (CST)

Glad you guys are ok!
Rex& Skye
Mexico Belize border - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 13:55:11 (CST)

so srry about that i am feeling bad email me if u read this
michael <paco9982001@yahoo.com>
tyner, ky USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 12:53:27 (CST)

Thanks for taking the time to create such a fascinating web site. I found your site after seeing a lead-in to a CNN video story about a California couple who survived the tsunami. Apparently that story is about a different vessel. In any event, as a sailor, David's journal was especially enlightening as I would not have expected that the tsunami would pass your catamaran virtually unnoticed. I'm sorry that this portion of your continuing journey is marked by tragedy, and wish you all well on the remainder of your voyage.
Dan Anderson <danalogy@yahoo.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 08:58:34 (CST)

hey you guys are such a uplifting family that reveals that all your dreams can come true if you just look to God and let him take you where ever you go. I love your website. I heard about you guys on WLEX news and just wanted to let you know that i am glad you guys are alright and i will keep you guys in my prayers. May God keep you in his hands. Enjoy and keep safe.
amy <arbonnebyamy@yahoo.com>
mount sterling, ky USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 01:37:22 (CST)

Heard about you on WLEX. Glad you all are safe & well. I love your website, but it is a shame that it took a tragedy for me to find it. May God bless you all in your travels.
Arlene Cooper <arlene_cooper@hotmail.com>
Lexington, Ky USA - Friday, December 31, 2004 at 00:44:21 (CST)

Hi guys, i was thrilled to hear about your adventures on WLEX. I am glad all is well and you are safe. Take care
David Owiny <akullu74@hotmail.com>
Lexington, ky USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 22:24:53 (CST)

Hi, Just saw your webpage on WLEX news station. Checked out your journals and pictures. Unbelievable! After reading your entries on Christmas day and the next day, its unreal how your life can change.... I will be praying for you all. How long do you plan to stay there? Are you all able to help any locaLs? What could I do to help out. In Christ's Love, Kelly from London
Kelly <kharvey@bhsi.com>
London, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 22:20:05 (CST)

Hi, Just saw your webpage on WLEX news station. Checked out your journals and pictures. Unbelievable! After reading your entries on Christmas day and the next day, its unreal how your life can change.... I will be praying for you all. How long do you plan to stay there? Are you all able to help any locaLs? What could I do to help out. In Christ's Love, Kelly from London
Kelly ey@bhsi.com">khar ey@bhsi.com>
London, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 22:19:17 (CST)

Hello Sara and David! Heard about your adventures around the world! So thankful, you are both safe! May God continue to bless you and watch over you both and all victims through the tsunami!
Christy Chalhub Roberts <ccrfloridagirl@comcast.net>
Charleston, SC USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 19:46:45 (CST)

Sarah-We passed the Lex. Herald-Leader around at work today & read all about you guys and your ordeal in Thailand. (Of course all of your friends in the E.R. were talking about you as well!)Thank God you all are safe! We've been reading and discussing the devastation and the horrors of the massive loss of life all wk. from the Tsunamis. It's difficult to even comprehend! Enjoyed your journal entries and the gorgeous photos. Keep us posted on what's going on over there. I knew this would be a trip you'd remember for life, yet I never figured it would turn into a life-altering experience for you. Our prayers are with you all and the poor unfortunate victims & their families. Be safe! PS: We miss your smiling face!
Friends from Pattie A. Clay Radiology <kyangio@yahoo.com>
Richmond, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 18:29:20 (CST)

Hey Sarah, I thought about you when I heard the news about the tsunami. I prayed that you guys were safe and of course God answers all prays. My prays continue. My family is doing great and work is work. The kids are getting big and of course they had an awesome Christmas. I will continue to follow and keep up with you. Happy New Year and God Bless
DeShana <dagrav0@aol.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 17:52:33 (CST)

Glad to hear that you are okay! I enjoyed the first hand story and I loved the beautiful pictures. I will be checking out your site again! God Bless!
liberty, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 17:51:32 (CST)

Wow- what an experience! I freind from Ky sent the link and as I said....wow! Be safe. :-)
Chris <cgmu1964@msn.com>
Clifton Park, NY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 17:39:51 (CST)

Hi folks, Just saw a bit of your journey on the evening news. I join everyone else in wishing you guys good luck, and am certainly glad you are OK. I,m a blue water sailor myself, and also a farmer in KY.
Clay Hedge <Captcch34@hotmail.com>
Irvine, Ky USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 17:30:27 (CST)

Dear Sarah and David I heard about your website through the news channel Wave 3. I found that to be really cool, that your site was mentioned on a news station. Anyway, just wanted to post a comment and say that I am glad that you and your family are doing as well as you are in the midst of tragedy. I hope you guys continue to do well in all that you do. Hey! I've noticed that there are a lot of posts from Kentucky. Is that coincidental? And by the way, I am not related to the other person named Ward from an earlier post, that works for the News company that she cited, just in case you would wonder later on. Well, it will be interesting to see if I hear from you guys. V/R Shawn and Sarah
Shawn <shawnward95@hotmail.com>
Radcliff, Ky USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 16:49:06 (CST)

David, hope you are safe and having a great time. Ralph
R. Wesley <treemont@aol.com>
Nashville, Tn USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 16:02:28 (CST)

Dear Sarah and brave souls with you, Anhgum Bux and I were in the Docs lounge this am reading the Lex Herald and there it hit us broad side that what and who we were reading about was a dear friend and such a blessed and faith filled one. I know you feel close to our God and hopefully those dear souls that have been swept away have been in His presence. I know you all are using your time and talents to do what you can. Know that your situation is in our prayers and that whatever comes out of this will be used for His Glory. I know you will be full of stories when you get back home. God Speed..... KAthy Fuqua, Anghum Bux and Dr. Spoonamore
Kathy Fuqua <terrierfan@hotmail.com>
Danville, Ky USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 14:46:51 (CST)

What fun reading your journals!! It's just like being there. My husband has fantasized about doing this very same thing....sailing to exotic and interesting places. I have bookmarked your site and will check back. Continue on your journey and be safe.
Sharon Koontz <skootz@bellsouth.net>
Frankfort, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 13:55:07 (CST)

What an amazing story and testimony, Sarah! I thank God with you that your family was spared. I have friends from Asbury College who work in the missions dept (Nathan and Cydil W.), and my family is from Richmond. God bless each of you... we will be praying for you and your continued safety!!!
Jennifer (Prater) Bergey <jenniferbergey@yahoo.com>
Milton, PA USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 13:48:52 (CST)

A long journey from the mountains that surround Lake Cumberland. May your journey be an adventure and not a destination. Keep your log posted as to how others may help in many small ways. Also, the photo's speak in ways that words often can not describe. Sarha's before and after pictures of the beach is a reminder of mother natures forces. And that this is a world that needs to be united torward common and constructive goals. Best wishes to your family and crew. James Watkins
James Watkins <jawatkinsjr@aol.com>
USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 13:40:12 (CST)

Sarah--Heard thru the grapevine re: your current traveling experience and close encounter with the recent tsunami. I am the social worker here at PAC and remember working with you on occasion in ER. Glad to hear you and your family are safe while generously offering support. Good luck with the rest of your travels. Sincerely-Debbie Brown
Debbie Brown <DBrown@pattieaclay.org>
Richmond, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 13:29:42 (CST)

The Herald Leader article caught our eye this morning! What a great story! What an experience! As sailors too (we run a sailing B&;B in the BVI in the summers, otherwise have a B&;B in Versailles (Rose Hill Inn)), it is always reassuring to know how effective a boat is in adverse conditions. We are happy you can assist there, and wish you health and safety.
Sharon Amberg <sailors@sailandbreakfast.com>
Versailles, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 12:11:29 (CST)

Great story! I read about it in the paper today. You are so lucky. You are truly living out most of our dreams. I dream of traveling the world someday everyday. Your pictures and stories are a true inspiration. Glad to hear you are okay. God bless you and I wish you a safe return home. Take care!
Heather <heathersize@hotmail.com>
Nicholasville, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 11:52:45 (CST)

Read about your adventures in the Lexington paper and then went to your website. What a great journey! Very glad you all escaped the awful tragedy that occured in that area of the world and may the Lord continue to sail with you and protect you from harm. Will be looking forward to further updates and journal entries.
Bob Thomas <robertlthomas@adelphia.net>
Richmond, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 11:42:07 (CST)

I work at Kentucky bank in Wilmore and we read in today's paper of your journey. We are glad that you are all safe and excited that you have experienced such fun adventures. I am also a senior at Asbury and I can truly say that it is people like you living out your dreams and using what the Lord has blessed you with to help others that truly makes Asbury and Wilmore proud.
Abby Michael <abigail.michael@asbury.edu>
Wilmore, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 09:39:32 (CST)

Read about your journey in the Hearald Leader this morning and got on your web site.What an interesting journey you are taking.The pictures are great.I hope you are able to help in some way the people over there.We can only imagine the devastion that we see on television and read in the papers.Stay safe.
Gary Menges <gkm56@aol.com>
Versailles, Ky USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 09:17:32 (CST)

You are doing what most of us dream of but rarely get to do. Glad you escaped the recent danger that has been so tragic to so many. Hope your journey continues with safety and many happy memories. Send me some lobster.............
John Hawkins <jhawkins@whitakerbank.com>
Frankfort, Ky USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 09:13:33 (CST)

Good Morning. I work with the television show Weekend Live with Tony Snow on Fox News Channel. I wanted to get in touch with you about trying to do an interview via phone for our show this Saturday, January 1st. You can reach me via email and we can try and work out details from there, or at 202-715-2301. Our show is from 12-2 ET Saturday and Sunday, and the segment would be around 3 minutes. Hope to get in touch with you.
Ashley Smith <ashley.smith@foxnews.com>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 08:34:23 (CST)

Hello Abbotts, I'm a reporter with Western's Public Radio in Bowling Green, KY. We are very interested in a phone interview with you today if possible. Sorry, I just statred working here and I don't have an email yet. Please call 270-745-5348. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Lisa Autry
Lisa Autry
Bowling Green, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 08:14:07 (CST)

I saw the story in this morning's Herald-Leader and just finished checking out your website. What an interesting journey! So glad that you rode out the tsunami, but feel so sorry for the tremendous loss of life there. Enjoying your journals. Have a great ride!
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 08:13:57 (CST)

Read about your voyage in the Lexington paper today. The whole tsunami tragedy has been overwhelming - can't imagine your relief to have sidestepped disaster. Toured your web site. I am envious and intriqued by your adventures. Keep your eye on the horizon.
Robert Cox <rcox@whitakerbank.com>
Frankfort, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 08:12:57 (CST)

Sarah, I read your account in the Lexington paper this a.m. I am so relieved to hear that you and your companions are o.k. God was certainly watching over you. Please take care. Teri
Teri Dalager <teri_m_dalager@sjhlex.org>
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 06:17:42 (CST)

Hi Sarah Just to let you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this terrible time. The news over here is awful and the photographs devestating. How are you getting on for water food etc. Dr Gatrad sends his love. Josie
USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 13:08:48 (CST)

I'm a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, and I'd like to get in touch with you guys as soon as possible. I'm VERY interested in doing a story about your experience with the tsunami for tomorrow's newspaper. We'd like to possibly publish some excerpts and photos from your journals as well. Please contact me as soon as possible. My telephone number is (859)231-3314 or 1-800-950-6397 ext. 3314.
Karla Ward <kward1@herald-leader.com>
Lexington, Ky USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 11:19:17 (CST)

Sara, we are so glad to know you are safe along with your family. You have experienced a very scarry situation and hopefully you will continue to have a wonderful trip. You are in our thoughts.
pat cornelison <patcornelison@pattieaclay.org>
richmond, ky USA - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 07:41:20 (CST)

Sara I am so happy to here everyone is well.......Goes to show you God was with you... We miss you and we have been watching the news and praying for your safety...take care ...Colleen.
Colleen Rogers <ckynur@aol.com>
Richmond, KY USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 23:50:26 (CST)

Judy and I were really happy to hear you are well. We hope to see you one of these days if you ever come back to land and Florida. Have a safe and happy new year!! Bill P.S. We moved again (!!!) and in case you don't have our current Phone #, it's 941 924 1439
Bill Earl <tonybill@comcast.net>
Sarasota, Fl USA - Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at 13:27:34 (CST)

hey guys just worried about ya'll wondering how you guys were weathering the earthquake and the terrible sunami, please respond soon, we are all worried about all of you
chris <c5icab@yahoo.com>
richmond, ky USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 14:14:35 (CST)

Hi Sarah Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are so glad that you and the rest of the crew are ok after the terrible earthquake. It is absolutely horific from what we can see on the television. Please post some photos when you can. Everyone here in the UK are fine. Dr Gatrad now a full professor of the University of Kentucky. David Fahringer called in to see us a couple of weeks ago and he is ok. Hoping to hear from you soon. Love and best wishes Josie, Chris, Jenny and Hannah
Josie, Chris Jenny & Hannah
USA - Monday, December 27, 2004 at 10:41:43 (CST)

All I can say is that I am totally jealous of what you guys are doing...you are not dreaming to live, you are living your dream! Morgan
Morgan Freele <mfreele@yahoo.com>
Charlottetown, PEI Canada - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 12:23:18 (CST)

Hey guys, looks like you're enjoying exploring the great unknown. All i can say is i hope i get a chance to do it someday. Best Regards to all. And its great to see all your faces again. Bye for Now Robert
Robert Freele <freeler@rns.cc>
Rothesay, NB Canada - Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 05:50:53 (CST)

Hey guys, fantastic site!! Its so cool reading about all the stuff you're up to! (but no, i still havent come round to the idea of giving my life up and sailing around the world hahaha)
Liz Freele <freelee@rns.cc>
Rothesay, Canada - Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 18:11:17 (CST)

Oh yeah, one more thing...you think that you could pick me up a post card or two??? :-) (yeah--i still collect those things!)
Angela (again)
USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 07:06:19 (CST)

Hey guys! I was looking up something on the web and accidently stubbled across this site, and was like, "Oh My Stars! I KNOW them!" By the way Dave, Congrats on the engagement! I already congratulated Sarah whe I saw her at church--boy, the ring is a beauty!!!
Angela Hale Hardin <anghale@hotmail.com>
Winchester, KY USA - Friday, December 10, 2004 at 06:50:04 (CST)

Hey Sarah. It's great to hear that you're having so much fun. I wanted to let you know that I am now the proud Mom of a 9 pound 4 ounce baby boy. He was born on November 20th. I'll e-mail some pictures to you.
Crystal Smith <cswaffordsmith@hotmail.com>
Manchester, KY USA - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 12:28:26 (CST)

Dave, Donna, Dave and Sarah Enjoyed your web site adventures. Singapore does not not sound like the same place it was when we sailed into the harbor in 1963. Will be interested in hearing about the Seychells.....last there in 1967...no airport at that time Carl and Mary schooner Annabelle.......New Zealand
Carl and Mary Leonard
Varies - Friday, December 03, 2004 at 05:40:07 (CST)

Hi Sarah Great to hear from you. Your pictures tell a story of a real adventure. How wonderful. How long is it now until you reach the States? Merry Christmas to all of you. Josie, Chris, Jenny and Hannah also Dr Gatrad
Josie Jones <chris@ws28tt.freeserve.co.uk>
USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 13:38:46 (CST)

Happy Holidays to you both! We enjoy reading your journal and the photos are magnificent. Taylor is now >14 pounds and has chubby cheeks. We'll email some photos soon. Keep having fun and we'll keep living vicariously through you!
Mikal <mikalbailey@yahoo.com>
Flemingsburg, KY USA - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 09:03:40 (CST)

Sarah, Greetings from Adelaide. My brother David O'R (doc) in Lexington told me of your adventures. As a way too serious sailor, I hope to help you if you head around the bottom of Downunder! I just did a 250 NM race in Gulf St Vincent and along Kangaroo Island then back to Adelaide at the weeknd - on a Whitbread 50 footer. We were fourth across the line in 32 hours - beaten best by 2 boats prepping for the Sydney to Hobart race this December. If you are in South Australia (land or sea) call me on 0414 882 505 and I will assist you in many ways. Dave and Cookie and the kids in KY tell me you are great to be around - so you and David give me a call or email. Best wishes, Mike O'Reilly
Mike O'Reilly <oreillym@ozemail.com.au>
Adelaide, Sth Aust, Australia - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 06:28:08 (CST)

enjoying your parade around the world, wonderful stuff. All the best, happy Thanksgiving !!! PS Laura and I left the Chocolate Moose biz several months ago, but I am sure they miss you.
david wheatley <davidiste@yahoo.com>
Fort Lauderdale, fl USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 22:14:58 (CST)

Happy Thanksgiving !!!! i have read ya'lls latest entries and i must say ,i wouldnt be suprised if there is a movie in the making there! all you need now is to figure out who is going to play whom? have a safe and happy holiday, i look forward to more reading soon,.... by the way, are ya'll able to eat turkey or what?, pumpkin pie? green bean casserole?
Chris <c5icab@yahoo.com>
Richmond, Ky USA - Thursday, November 25, 2004 at 07:39:17 (CST)

just browsed the asbury alumni site...you guys are engaged! i was roommates with shauna stewart (noah) who was friends with sarah. very cool. visit my blogring: www.xanga.com/bondgirl78 have fun!
sarah bond <sarah@ohiolife.org>
columbus, oh USA - Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at 10:50:39 (CST)

Love reading about your travel....Be careful out there....Sarah, we miss you in KY.......God Bless......
Colleen Rogers <ckynur@aol.com>
Richmond, KY USA - Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 23:15:15 (CST)

Looks like a lot of fun! And I was glad to finally see evidence that you really CAN surf! I have heard stories, but never seen the evidence!
Joey <joeyweitkamp@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 07:07:34 (CST)

Mr. Dave, We enjoyed reading avout your trip and looking at the pictures. Looks like a lot of fun. Mr. Nemick is OK but he's no MR. DAVE !
Erik and Jason Schmidt
Miami Springs, FL USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 20:19:35 (CST)

enjoyed shara's journal - but who is shara? does david have a buddie? stan and flo visited lst week. all well here.
ray munn <rkm@mcdowell.main.nc.us>
nebo, nc USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 19:55:19 (CST)

Hey: Again thanks for the pics and updates. I feel as though I'm traveling right along with you! Love ya, Gail
gail barger <rgailrn@adelphia.net>
Richmond, ky USA - Thursday, November 04, 2004 at 07:36:19 (CST)

Hey Dave and rest of crew, Thanks for sending us your site! Great photos! We will look foward to many more. I have sent this to everyone else with NME so they can enjoy the site as well. From all of us with NME, Godspeed.
Newsom Music Education <eanewsom3@earthlink.net>
Fayetteville, NC USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 11:58:55 (CDT)

sik web site mr.dave your trip must be awsome p.s. you see any cement pools tell me
miami, fl USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 20:26:26 (CDT)

Hi Dave!! Thanks for all the updates, we are enjoying them tremendously. Great photos, especially the one with you surfing! Go Dave!!!
Billy, Georgia and Zack <zti94@aol.com>
Plantation, FL USA - Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 18:22:31 (CDT)

Hey Dave! We love your stories from Bali. Andrew is tracking your sailing route. He's definitely going to be both a sailor and a guitarist . . . following in your footsteps! Have fun and come home safe next year! -- Gayle
Gayle <gayle_giese@yahoo.com>
Davie, FL USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 20:50:07 (CDT)

Hi! We have fun reading the updates. Hope the fun continues for you all. Jim and Denise
Denise Abbott
USA - Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 08:46:50 (CDT)

Hello Sarah and Abbotts! I've looked through all the pictures. Sarah I loved the carved Indonesian door. I wouldn't mind having one of those! Just a short note to let you know I'm keeping up with your webpage : ) Have fun! Raquel
Raquel <e75@hotmail.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 14:30:43 (CDT)

wow! what a trip. Hello Sarah and David, your journals have been very interesting and entertaining, i truely enjoy reading them every chance i get to. which is while i am at work, hope i dont get into trouble! Hey,Sarah! i just wanted to tell you all your friends here miss you and wish you and David well, i would love to see the video if you every get it online, that would be kewl, the pictures are awesome,. well gotta go lots to do little time to do it.unlike some of us,LOL.... C-ya
CHRIS <c5icab@yahoo.com>
Richmond, Ky USA - Thursday, October 07, 2004 at 06:54:24 (CDT)

hey!! woah Mr.Dave u can surf!! thats so0o0o kool i wana learn!! o man ur so lucky i wish i coulda been there to c it live lol Mrs.Davis says hi and she wishes she could b there 2... at least thats wat she told me. well my brother is teachin me really kool rock songs and im so excited cuz just with my brothers help im doin pretty good with the guitar, he has so much pacience lol. well i hope ur have n a GREAT tym ill e-mail u soon talk to u later bye bye!!
Kristy <gemini302@aol.com>
Miami , Fl USA - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 16:30:16 (CDT)

Dave, I'm deeply envious....being landlocked in Wilmore is no fun.....living vicariously through you....Vicki Bell
vicki bell <vicki.bell@asbury.edu>
USA - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 08:31:06 (CDT)

By the way, David, I think you should get Dave Barry to publish your journal entries. What a riot!! Thanks for the laughs...
Shelley Ryan <shelley.ryan@worldonline.fr>
Paris, France - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 06:49:00 (CDT)

Sarah and David, I continue to be very, very envious!! Love Bali already, even though I've never been there. Real life is going to be a let-down after all this! Cheers, Shelley
Shelley Ryan <shelley.ryan@worldonline.fr>
Paris, France - Tuesday, October 05, 2004 at 06:38:27 (CDT)

Hey Sarah, I so happy that you are living your life to the fullest. You guys look like your having an awesome experience. I sure this is much more fun than work. Talk to you soon
DeShana Collett <dagrav0@aol.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, October 01, 2004 at 17:00:25 (CDT)

Raquel <e75@hotamail.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Monday, September 27, 2004 at 13:04:44 (CDT)

Hey Sarah, I'm happy to hear that you're having such a wonderful time. Keep me updated on all of your adventures. Let me tell you about my adventure. I'm now 32 weeks pregnant with a little boy. My ultrasound showed he weighs approximately 4 lbs and 6 ozs now and everything looks good. I'm so excited for his arrival. I hope to hear from you again soon. Be safe!
Crystal Smith <cswaffordsmith@hotmail.com>
Manchester, KY USA - Saturday, September 25, 2004 at 09:13:50 (CDT)

Cool site Sarah! Looks like you guys are getting to see and do a lot. I hope the rest of your trip goes well.
Brad Hurliman
Louisville, KY USA - Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 00:09:02 (CDT)

Sarah, you lucky dog. Wiggle your toes in the sand for me! Frankie D. PAC
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, September 18, 2004 at 22:41:13 (CDT)

Your site has become a homeschool lesson! For folks who can't get on the boat, it's the next best thing. It's also a way of introducing family members to this part of the family. We hope to see a lot more about your travels. Barbara
Barbara Stricker <stricker@netscorp.net>
Laredo, TX USA - Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 09:13:12 (CDT)

Sarah: What an incredible adventure. I was talking to Dr. O'Reilly today and he mentioned your site. I will share with some of your staff you worked with. Have a great trip. Take care.....Scott
Scott Mobley <b_scott_mobley@sjhlex.org>
Lexington, Ky USA - Thursday, September 09, 2004 at 15:25:27 (CDT)

Hey Sarah: I am so enjoying your journal and the pics. Looks like you guys are having a great time! This year will pass so fast. Grab on to all that you can, and it looks like you are so far. David I know that you and your family are certainly enjoying Sarah. We certainly miss her here at PAC. Everyone says hi. Keep us posted. Love you, Gail
Gail R N <rgailrn@adelphia.net>
Richmond, Ky USA - Friday, August 27, 2004 at 07:27:20 (CDT)

Wow! What an adventure!! Props to you for stomaching those waves -- don't think I could do it! Thanks for the updates, it's fun to hear about "fo'sure". Check out my own travelblog at www.nakedsky.org ...
John Paasonen <john@nakedsky.org>
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 11:22:04 (CDT)

Dear Sarah and David, Thanks so much for sending all your news, pictures, etc. I shall stay updated on all your adventures. It sounds absolutely fabulous!!! And by the way, many congratulations for the way your future is working out. I am very happy for you both! Much love, Shelley
Shelley Ryan <shelley.ryan@worldonline.fr>
Paris France, USA - Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 09:28:48 (CDT)

Sarah, HOW FABULOUS! What an amzing adventure you're enjoying. I will definately follow your travels. I'm so exited about sharing this site with my girls - Emily, who's 12, will probably want to share it with her friends at school. We're going to make you famous at Beaumont Middle School. Never mind the educational benifits - "young love on the high seas" - they'll tune in for that - and maybe learn something about the places you visit. God Bless! - Brenda
Brenda Lindon <mesabrenda@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, August 13, 2004 at 08:47:58 (CDT)

Sarah, Thanks so much for sharing this adventure with us. Be on the lookout for things that are "must do's" for me cuz someday I will get to some of these places. Be safe.
Sandy Geile <tsbkj@hotmail.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Wednesday, August 04, 2004 at 12:24:07 (CDT)

Hey Sarah & David! WOW! How exciting! Thanks for sharing your journey--I'm envious. Sarah, Alisha's almost seven month's pregnant with a little girl. We'll keep you updated! Godspeed!
Mikal Bailey <mikalbailey@yahoo.com>
Flemingsburg, KY USA - Wednesday, July 14, 2004 at 05:37:59 (CDT)

It was fun seeing the proposed way of finishing your trip around the world. We made a copy of that page. We do hope that it will all work out so that trip can be make in the coming months. You should really enjoy the Barrier Reefs. We sure did. I never have ever been seasick so I should help you enjoy that journey. Dad
Dearl Abbott, Dad
wilmore, Ky USA - Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 22:42:30 (CDT)

Ms P, The zen of a "maxingout" journey is just too obvious. I hope you will consider every day a journey, whether on land or on sea. "Everyone has their own light. If you want to see it you can't. The darkness is dark, dark. Now what is your light?" good luck. keep in touch.
mitchael estridge <mitchael@iname.com>
Lancaster, KY USA - Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 18:41:28 (CDT)

This Guestbook contains entries from Outback and Beyond.com as well as entries from our companion web site, Maxingout.com. We hope you enjoy both web sites!
Mooloolaba, Australia - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 20:02:56 (CDT)

Hi Dave and Donna. Great to see the pictures of many of the same areas or trips we too have enjoyed! Keep on keeping on! I look forward to seeing more stuff on your Oz adventures. Morgan
Morgan Freele <CAT4ME@nesma.net.sa>
Riyadh...still, Saudi Arabia - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 04:34:02 (CST)

What a terrific website!
Dayton, OH USA - Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 02:04:11 (CST)

Dear Donna and David,I just read your news flash archive, was happy to see both of your pictures and read all the lessons you have learned.It is such a wonderful retreat for me now to read about where you have been on exit only and landover. By the way, where are you now? This is Janruary 26,2004 Helen Liu
Helen <helencliu@yahoo.com>
Columbia, Mo USA - Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at 00:25:31 (CST)

Dear Donna and Dave, I am having so much fun reading your site! Soooo good to meet Exit Only, she is beautiful! Was 95 defender the one you drove us for the sand dune ride in Saudi? What a memory! Now I wish we had gone to empty quarters with you! Love Helen
Helen Liu <helencliu@yahoo.com>
Columbia, Mo USA - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 00:58:41 (CST)

Dear Donna and David, Happy New 2004! We love your website and will travel with you now from now on!What an adventure! Love Helen and Don Liu
Helen and Don Liu <helencliu@yahoo.com>
Columbia, Mo USA - Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 00:45:08 (CST)

Good site folks. Well done! "I.e. Good on ya Mates!" All the links seem to work except 'home' at the bottom of the guest book. Hope to catch up with you again back in Oz.
Bob'n'Judy MacDonnell <sv_siddiqi@yahoo.ca>
- Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 07:19:37 (CST)

Love your website. Need more pics in each section. Hi to Donna. Regards from Rob W.
Rob Weatherhead <ROBGWEA@xtra.co.nz>
Christchurch, New Zealand - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 02:26:16 (CST)

Hey Donna and Dave!! It was great to get that email from you, and I (dad as well) enjoyed all the pictures. We were excited to see familiar faces! LOVED IT!!! MISS YOU!!!
Victoria Smith <moonshimmer18@yahoo.com>
Denton, Tx USA - Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 19:59:49 (CST)

Dear Dave and Donna, It was so nice to hear from you,and equally nice to view this great website.Keep up the good work.Thanks for all the excellent equipment tips.I have tried to find the "Bugle"Anchor and have drawn a blank.I did find lots on an anchor called the Bulwaaga anchor which looks like 3 triangular steel plates welded on a straight steel shaft by the 10th grade shop class.Is this the new miracle anchor?Why I believe I might even whip one of those up myself. take care, Tom
Tom and Bette Lee <Quanta707@yahoo.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 17:03:55 (CST)

Glad to know about your website. Your adventures are awesome. We will follow along now that we know where to find you.
Mark and Jeanne <mjbarcelo@earthlink.net>
Wichita, KS USA - Tuesday, September 02, 2003 at 17:21:29 (CDT)

Wow!! we surely enjoyed your news flashes. We are glad that there were 4 of you on board to get you through that storm. Your site really works well. You are surely getting a lot of experiences to put in a book. Dad
dearl abbott <dearledna@hotmail.com>
Wilmore, ky USA - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 22:24:04 (CDT)

note new email address. really enjoyed your trip to new C. sounds like you are having a ball. glad your doing well please keep in touch.
ray & nancy m <rkm@mcdowell.main.nc.us>
dysartsville, nc USA - Friday, August 01, 2003 at 15:50:53 (CDT)

Found it and enjoyed your web site. Have a good trip to New Cal. Carl
Carl Leonard <syannabelle@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Qld Australia - Friday, June 06, 2003 at 07:54:17 (CDT)

Wow, it sure is great to see people investing so much time into enjoying themselves. It's also wonderful that you have so much enthusiasm to tell others about it. Keep it up.
Steve <steveclimbsrocks@hotmail.com>
Hillsboro, ND USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 15:52:19 (CDT)

Another look at your fun internet site and copied the material about the phone and new bow symbol. We like it. We had copied the critter material several days ago. Keep up the good work
Dearl and Edna Abbott <dearledna@hotmail.com>
Avon Park, FL USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 16:26:05 (CDT)

Dear Donna And David,It was great to go through your web pages. the sailing one we really enjoyed. all the best and we will keep in contact. Harry and Ileta
Harry Jones <sandtracks@nournet.com.sa>
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 11:22:54 (CST)

like the site recognise some of the pic miss the desert be careful that is not a 110
ray & nancy m <rkm@wnclink.com>
nebo, nc USA - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 16:27:30 (CST)

Cool site guys! Great pics of the Rovers! Have fun in Australia and on the boat! We miss you!
Elizabeth <lizzie_freele@hotmail.com>
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 06:16:00 (CST)

Brilliant stuff on your site! VERY inspiring for those unfortunate souls who are landlocked . . . Excellent layout, nice colors and design, great pics . . . truly inspiring. Carpe Diem. Tabu Soro. Don't you have any more pictures to include of your amazing wife and daughter? . . . .
Wendy <wendyabbott13@hotmail.com>
Lexington, KY USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 15:29:27 (CST)

Hey Guys, there needs to be more like us! All will be well DOWN UNDER. Live free & PT! See you soon.
Rex & Skye <FluidEscapades@hotmail.com>
Nomad, World - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 17:24:46 (CST)

Hey, Dave & Donna! Great website! I especially like the picture you have in the "Why" section...! Hope to see you in Aussieland! Take care Philip
Philip Bodde
Fort Lauderdale, FL USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 17:59:28 (CST)

Dear Dave and Donna, The website looks great!! I enjoyed discovering more of your Arabian, Kiwi, Caledonian, and Aussie adventures. I know that you will be looking forward to more to come. I imagine that you are having a great time with David. Now that he has eaten soooo much good food, I know that he will less cranky during our conversations!! : ) God Bless, Sarah
Sarah <carpe_diemsjp@hotmail.com>
Walsall, England - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 02:27:51 (CST)

Hey...Dave, are you really in Australia already, or just getting the book set up for that eventuality? Neat Website...let us know as you develope it and I will get the kids onto it too! Already missing you guys. It sure is quiet around here!
Morgan Freele <mfreele@atheer.net.sa>
Riyadh, Saudi - Monday, January 20, 2003 at 10:15:55 (CST)

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Australia - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 21:40:35 (CST)

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