If you’ve been following our blog from the very very beginning, then you might already know the story of how our boat name “LAHO” came to be. But if you haven’t, well then this post might explain a few things!
No, LAHO is not short for “Land Ho!” or some crazy Hawaiian term for sailing or boating as some may suspect, LAHO was actually the nickname given to Jereme’s Grandpa Leo. And the “LAHO INN” became the namesake of the adorably quaint hand-built family lake cottage on Pike Bay (Lake Huron), Ontario Canada that Jereme and his family spent many summers at throughout his childhood.
We first visited the family cottage together back in 2011, and somehow, when contemplating boat names for our sailboat, we fell in love with the name. LAHO was personal, original, and just felt right for us. And, even better, the play on “LAHO INN” into “LAHO WIND” and thus our sailing blog was born.
Well, after spending 57 weeks living aboard and sailing our lovely LAHO through the Bahamas and Caribbean, we were beyond thrilled to get an extra three weeks to road trip from Florida all the way to Canada, stopping to visit lots of family and friends along the way in Florida, Ohio, Canada and even an antiquing pitstop in North Carolina on the way home!
Jereme, Oliver, and I spent several days (along with Jer’s sis for a day) at the LAHO INN lake cottage relaxing (like we need any more of that, lol) and enjoying cottage country and one heck of a gorgeous lakeside. I, of course, snapped about 14 million photos, go figure.
^^We spent our days hiking the gorgeous Lake Huron lakefront. There is definitely something to be said for fresh water. It’s a helluva lot different that the super salty salt life we led for the past year plus. And who knows, maybe one day (in the very distant future) we will opt to sail the beautiful Great Lakes.^^
^^We did a lot of…you guessed it…nothing! Hah! One of my favorite pastimes, lol. Oh and this was Oliver’s first trip to the Laho Inn and he loved it!^^
^^We did, however, make sure to bust out the little sunfish sailboat while we were at the Laho Inn. Jer and his sis Ashley pulled the old sailfish out of the boat house, cleaned her up, and took her for a spin around the bay. I was quite content reading my Kindle and staying dry on shore. ;))^^
^^Cottage country wouldn’t be complete without a campfire and (more than) a few tasty s’mores!!!^^
^^And a little beer tasting. Total necessary. Lol.^^
^^We made our annual entry in the famous Laho Inn Guest Book before departing…which has entries from all the way back in the 50’s until now, and it is so fun to look back and read the timeline of the cottage!^^
^^How handsome are Jereme and his Grandpa???^^
Hope everyone is enjoying an equally as relaxing and fun summer!