Carlton and Becky Moore will have their 40-foot boat, SeaMoore, all to themselves when they embark on their 6,000-mile trip next year. But they'll hardly be alone.
The Decatur, Ga., couple will be one of more than 100 boaters cruising around the eastern United States on a route known as America's Great Loop. They'll motor along the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers, the Intracoastal Waterways of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts and through several Great Lakes.
"It will be an adventure," Carlton Moore said of why he and his wife plan to sell their house and everything else they can't keep on their boat to begin cruising next October. "Around every bend, there's going to be something new.