I am from Utah, and Barry is from Oklahoma. We have four children. Our daughter Melody is seven years old, our son Orrin is five years old,  Adrian is two years, and Nolan is nine months.

We have always wanted to give our children the best education: leadership education! We wanted to travel and let them experience different cultures and countries and read great books and be a united family.

So here we are on the journey of a lifetime. People asked how long we would sail. I told them,”Until our thirst for knowledge is quenched.” We are not sure how long it will take, but we’re certain that it will be worth it in the end. Now we are off the boat for a spell while we jump across the ocean to experience a different adventure. We have moved to Seoul Korea for at least a couple years.

Update: 30Jan2013 We are in Alabama at Ft Rucker. Barry is now a Warrant Officer in the Army and half way through flight school as a helicopter pilot. We should know in April where we will be going from here.

We don’t want our lives to be easy and sit back and do nothing. We want to find out what works, what doesn’t. Life is amazing. We really don’t need a lot to be happy. What we own in this world won’t go with us. We want the good stuff, the stuff that matters. We want to dig into life and get our hands dirty. We aren’t afraid of hard work.

Okay, maybe we are a little crazy, but it keeps us from going insane, if you know what I mean. I’m not going to sit and watch my life pass before my eyes. I am going to write my life story now, today. Sometime, someday, never comes. We embrace freedom, and the price we have to pay to keep it.

May the Lord sustain us and embrace us. We are in his hands.


7 responses »

  1. Keith Kelsch says:


    I am glad things are working out for you, and wow what a change. The last time I spoke with you was out in Gunlock. It is odd how our lives seem to take different paths, mostly from our own agency, partly from providence, and in a small way due to our own visions for life.

    Keith Kelsch

  2. Chris Manly says:

    Hi, I see this posting is a bit old. Are you still sailing? I am interested, and think you are 100% right on in your philosophy. I love it! Good on ya, and your blessed family!

  3. Hi Trisha,

    I really enjoyed looking at your blog. I sailed around the world with my family from the age of 16 to 21. I love your idea of traveling and sailing until your “thirst for knowledge is quenched.” All the best to you and your family!


    • Trisha Perkins says:

      Thank you for your nice comments! I took a look at your site and what you did with your family I think is amazing and unforgettable! We hope to sail again when the kids will remember more about our experiences. I will probably be back to read more about your family. Thank you for sharing! It helps keep our dreams alive!

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