Chris and I continue to tick things off of our to do lists. And it is now official - both Chris and I have resigned (as you know). Chris will leave later in May and I will leave end of July-ish. We have our vaccinations, radio licenses for foreign travel, me with HAM radio, mail forwarding service, water maker to install, radio to install, Chris completed a two-day engine mechanics course and lots more. We are trying to take it just one day at a time but we are definitely feeling pressure to do, do, do. It still feels a bit surreal since the weather has been cold and rainy and the boat is not yet in the water - soon.
I ticked a cuisine item off the list last night - try something in the pressure cooker. The pressure cooker is for the trip because it takes less fuel to cook things because it cooks under pressure and speeds cooking time up a lot. Supposedly, modern versions are not as fickle as "your Grandmother's pressure cooker." I made a white bean/rosemary soup. The soup was only so-so and I was pooped at the end - I was reading two cookbooks, conversion tables and figuring how not to explode soup all over the kitchen. It took me about 20 minutes just to figure out how to secure the lid - picture book type instruction booklets are for the birds. But I will keep trying. Apparently, people cook all kinds of things in the pressure cooker - even bread!