Until next time, fair winds and following sea-son's greetings! 🚢✨🎄🌊One crucial lesson I’ve always emphasized to my students in the daunting task of writing is quite simple: Just Get Started! The beauty lies in taking that initial step, knowing you can refine and polish your work later on. Despite the plethora of helpful tools available today, crafting engaging social media and blog posts still seems to stretch the clock. ARGH! Perhaps it’s because I’m thoroughly engrossed in learning to wield these tools like Canva, Weebly and Meta Business Suite. Taming these tools presents its challenges, yet I find immense joy in conquering their uphill learning curves, especially when the edits are saved and successful.
Nevertheless, I welcome this learning process with open arms, relishing every bit of growth, even in these retired years, dedicated to continuous learning. It’s a pity I’m no longer in the classroom, sharing these discoveries with my kiddos! In fact, the kiddos could probably coach with a few beneficial tips. My motto, “Kids Achieving Greatness, ‘echoes in my mind, wishing I could impart all that I’ve learned and overcome on my journey toward greatness, wherever that may lead.
Truth be told, it’s not all smooth sailing. Let me be vulnerable with you: I’m far from perfect. Surprised! (I know, me too.) I grapple with uncertainty about t the best content, the most captivating images, and the most effective strategies. The trickiest part is mastering those pesky hashtags and @ symbols for social media. But, in this vulnerability, there’s strength. I’ve learned that it’s okay not to have it all figured out. What truly matters is the relentless pursuit of improvement. I Never Give Up, (right kiddos), and I find joy in the journey, regardless of the storms I encounter along the way.
So, I extend heartfelt thanks for joining me on this escapade. As we prepare for the festive season and strive to craft the most dazzling Christmas, post, your patience and encouragement amidst this learning curve are gifts as precious as every “ho-ho-ho.” We shall sail forth, brimming with cheer, embracing our vulnerability, and reveling in the fact that it’s the persistence and the joy we find in the learning process that truly count.
Until next time, fair winds and following sea-son's greetings! 🚢✨🎄🌊
🚢✨The holidays can be a bit stressful, am I right? But fear not! Ahh! Venture Cruise is here to be your stress busting sanctuary. Imagine this - the gentle rocking of the boat, the sound of the lapping waves on the sides, crystal blue waters, shorelines of adventure and stunning sunsets - it's the perfect recipe for treating family or friends or even the Grinch in your life this Christmas. Give the Gift of Summer for Christmas this year.🎄❤️
Tired of traditional gifts? Needing to come up with something unique, something different? Something that will last beyond the moment? In this season of giving, it's worth considering a gift that goes beyond the ordinary, beyond the malls, and beyond just things. Give a gift that provides unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. Unlike material possessions that may lose their charm over time, the memories created on a cruise are everlasting! From breathtaking sunsets to the laughter shared on deck, every moment becomes a part of a shared history with memories and photos that are treasured forever.🎁
This Christmas, consider giving the gift of summer by securing your summer cruise. Book your cruise with Ahh! Venture Cruise, wrap it up and give it as your special gift for your special someone this year. We provide exclusive cruises designed to meet your cruising needs with many options to choose from. Take a look at the many ideas and options from the "Options" link above. Click "Book Now" to book your cruise from the options provided. Want something tailor made for your preferences? Design your perfect cruise! Choose the route, activities and amenities that meet the needs your group desires. We will work with you to create a personalized cruise experience that's as unique as you are. Select any "Contact Us" link from the web page tabs above and tell us your ideas.🎄
If you're not sure about specific dates, or if you'd like to give your loved ones the flexibility to choose, consider the Gift Certificates. It's a wonderful way to let them decide when they want to embark on their Ahh! Venture Cruise adventure. This Christmas, give the gift of summer with a cruise on Lake Michigan through Ahh! Venture Cruise! 🌟
Until next time, fair winds and following sea-son's greetings! 🚢✨🎄🌊
🌟 Celebrating Our Business Partners - Part 2 🌟
Our journey has been enriched by incredible local businesses and individuals who have not only supported us but also shared their passion for a better planet. Here's a heartfelt shout-out to our amazing friends:
As we continue to express our gratitude for the incredible support we've received on our journey, we'd like to shine a spotlight on the remarkable businesses and individuals who have played a pivotal role in our success. 🙌
Until then, may you be blessed with following seas and the wind at your back! 🌊
Ahoy, dear friends! ⚓
With the Thanksgiving season upon us, I wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to our new friends. In our new business venture, the learning and growth have been incredibly enriching, stretching us in the best possible ways. The kindness and unwavering support from many local business have truly made this first season unforgettable and more enjoyable than we ever imagined. I can't help but feel like the luckiest captain to have sailed with such and incredible crew of support and encouragement from Michigan and locally owned business teams. 🌟
The journey we embarked upon together was filled with joy, encouragement, and invaluable learning. The guidance and camaraderie from these groups were the wind in our sails, propelling us forward into uncharted waters with confidence and determination. 🌊 Their belief in our new adventure, and the knowledge they each shared along the way, have been a treasure chest of wisdom. 📚
From the depths of our hearts, we thank each one you for being a part of our voyage. Your support has been the compass guiding us on this exciting journey. 🧭 We can't wait to see where the tides of the future will take us together!
Until next time, fair winds and following seas to all of you, our cherished business friends. 🚢 🌊 💙
Ahoy there, shipmates! As we find ourselves in the heart of the off-season, with our trusty vessel resting on dry land, I can't help but long for warm summer sunsets on sparkling blue waters. It's that time of the year again, where the open water's icy grip holds us all at bay. But hold tight, for I've got something up my captain's sleeve to chase away the winter blues – 🎄CHRISTMAS🎄of course! 'Tis the season to be merry and bright' and even us landlocked captains can partake in the holiday spirit.
With the boat securely stowed away, we enter the festive season and navigate our way through the tumultuous seas of holiday shopping. Why not steer your gift-giving ship toward uncharted waters? Picture this: a gift that's not just another trinket cluttering up the living room. This Christmas, consider giving the gift of summer - an Ahh! Venture Cruise – an adventure wrapped in a bow, ready to set sail into unforgettable memories. Sure, those cozy sweaters and the latest gadgets are swell, but what if you could gift an experience that elicits gasps of amazement, oohs and aahs? Ahh! Venture Cruise promises the kind of excitement that's bound to make even Scrooge crack a smile.
Ahh Venture Cruise caters to couples, families, and groups of friends, making it an ideal gift for anyone. It provides the perfect setting for quality time, relaxation, and bonding with loved ones, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. So, why not swap out the traditional presents this year for something that'll float their boat and leave them saying, 🎁"Ahh, that's the best gift ever!"🎁 Give the gift of adventure, relaxation, and breathtaking views with Ahh! Venture Cruise. This Christmas, make waves with your holiday gifting. Give the gift of summer by navigating the tabs on this web page from Options to Book a Cruise. Plot the course and choose the cruise best suited for your loved ones or choose a gift card and let them pick the plan.
So, here we are in the off-season, a time for captains to find their sea legs on land and make merry with family and friends. And remember, even when we're not at sea, we're still navigating the tides of Christmas joy, one "Yo ho ho!" at a time.
Until next time, wishing you fair winds and smooth sailing this Christmas season! 🚢 🌊🎄🎁
November is the month of giving thanks. Today I am thankful for this place I call home. Holland, Michigan is indeed a great tourist destination with much to offer besides your private cruise with Ahh Venture Cruise. Let me share just a few options beyond cruising with Ahh! Venture Cruise. Click on the image to learn more.
Did you ever wonder how these incredible wonders came to be? The Great Lakes were formed by melting glaciers over 10,000 years ago. These freshwater giants, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, are like nature's grand masterpiece, a gift from the Ice Age.
What makes the Great Lakes truly exceptional is that they hold the title of the largest body of freshwater on Earth! These interconnected lakes, surrounded by stunning landscapes, are home to unique ecosystems, wildlife, and plants that can't be found anywhere else. They are a true natural wonder, providing a home to fish, birds, and lush sand dunes.
But these lakes are more than just beautiful; they're a precious resource. The Great Lakes supply clean and fresh drinking water to millions of people, support recreation like swimming and boating, facilitate transportation and industry, and are a vital ecosystem for countless species.
It's crucial that we take care of these treasures. Conservation and sustainable practices are the key to preserving this incredible body of water for generations to come. Let's do our part to protect and support the Great Lakes, ensuring they remain a source of wonder and life for all of us.
Click this link to learn more!
Until next time, fair winds and following seas! 🌊🚢💧🌿
Ahoy there Mates! Today I take time out to express our heartfelt appreciation to the winter sanctuary of Ahh! Venture Cruise and the place of our summer launch pad. I'm talking about ME Yacht Restoration, a place that is truly above and beyond in the category of marine vessel care for winter and summer needs. It's not just about boats; it's about the people, the service, and the atmosphere that make it a top-notch destination for boaters from all over the Great Lakes. From the moment we step inside the storage facility, we're greeted by the luxury of heated floors, motion sensor lighting and 24/7 access that is a testament to the thoughtfulness behind the design. The safety of floating docks for summer are not only convenient, they provide safety for easy on and off to family, friends, and guests. The summer of 2023 has been filled with major landscaping including preparation for growth on the water's side along with trees, shrubs, flowers, fencing and lighting, making the summer views nothing short of spectacular for a marina.
Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of ME Yacht Restoration is their unwavering commitment to customer care and management's care of their staff. Whether it's answering questions, providing advice, or assisting with boat related matters, they're experts who truly care about their customers. Just take a look at the photos above and you will not only see modern day methods of hauling out extremely large boats, but it's done by remote control trailers managed by confident and capable young workers balancing on One Wheels as they haul. Come on Captain Cal...let's keep up with these youngsters and try the One Wheels ourselves. Ouch!!!
ME Yacht Restoration is more than a facility; it's a family, a haven, and a true gem of the Great Lakes. We're honored to call it home, and we know that boaters from all over share in our appreciation for this five-star destination.
Until next time, fair winds , following seas and heartfelt gratitude! 🚢🌟🌿
It all starts with the boat being pulled out of the water. There's an odd sort of tug-of-war happening as the boat seems to resist leaving its aquatic playground. It's as if it's saying, "Are you sure about this? Can't we just stay and brave the elements together?" Now, as the boat is safely stowed away, we can't help but think of Elsa from "Frozen" singing her famous line, "Let it go!" But in our case, it's more like, "Let the boat go!" Back inside, the fire is indeed delightful. It's the warm haven that beckons to us as we prepare our boat for its winter slumber. It's as if the fireplace knows just how to console us, assuring us that we'll make it through the winter just fine.
So as we bid our boat farewell for the winter, let's remember that even in the most comically sad moments, there's a charm to be found. The boat will patiently wait for the warmer days, and we can cozy up to that delightful fire and start planning all the adventures to come next season. Don't forget to book your cruise. ahhventurecruise.com
Until next time, fair winds and cozy firesides! 🔥🚢❄️
Navigating the Captain Chronicles guided by the blessings of this place we call home as I journey joyously through life with Captain Cal holding the lines and keeping us safe from the crazy ideas that sail through my head. :)