We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I read a book a few year's ago titled "Thorugh Europe at Four Knots" about a family of four that went from England , across the Channel, Rhine, Main, Danube, Black Sea, though the waterway at Istanbul (forgot the name), Sea of Marmara, Ageaen Sea, and landed in Greece. If I remember correctly, all four on a 24 foot sailboat.