Who are we?

Welcome! We are a family of three who love exploration and creativity.

wooden boat tour seattle washington
Wooden Boat Tour - Seattle

Our History:

2006, our freshman year at UCF: I stalked the cute, long-haired boy living in the dorm room directly below mine until he noticed me. Fast-forward to 2007, and we've been together ever since.

In 2008 I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology while Chris studied Philosophy and later Motorcycle Mechanics at MMI, graduating Honda Certified in 2012 -his love of bikes ingrained from his father and grandfather.

A bit last minute, we decided in February of 2013 to elope. We took a flight to Seattle, Washington and stayed with my friend Christina before tying the knot at the King County Courthouse. Our families were both surprised and supportive -after 6 years together they figured it was bound to happen!

Only a little over a year later (2014), we bought a house in Titusville, Florida.  We are kept company by our dog, Elwood, and cat, Oscar, whom Chris rescued out of a dumpster behind the motorcycle shop where he does contract work. As of December 2019, we have welcomed our little bundle of joy, Malcolm. We can't wait to introduce him to all of the wonders this world has to offer.

Fraser Island
Fraser Island


As an Army Brat, I moved around with my family from state to state and even spent a couple years in Germany; I'm no stranger to the life of a nomad. In 2007 I traveled with the International Student Volunteers to Australia to help with conservation efforts at the Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens.

Chris' family also loves to travel. He's been on an array of cruises, visited Mexico, spent weekends in the keys, and taken trips through the Appalachian Mountains, just to name a few locations.

1963 oven
Our 1960s Oven


Since he was twelve, Chris has been in a kitchen (it probably helps that his family used to own Alice's Family Restaurant in Stuart, Florida), and one of his favorite things to do is experiment with flavors and cooking methods. He's mastered sautéing, grilling, and smoking, while I prefer to bake and slow-cook.

Our home still has the original oven from when it was built in 1963. The aesthetic is nice, but the temperature is off by about 50-75 degrees, so there is a lot of guesswork involved.

Suzuki SV 1000
SV 1000


Can you guess what Chris' first vehicle was? Yep, a motorcycle. Like his family, his bike of choice was a cruiser; a Honda Shadow 750.  He has since 'upgraded' to a more powerful sport bike; a Suzuki SV 1000. Throughout the years a couple different bikes have passed through our garage, but the SV is his baby. (No, I'm not jealous!)

Thanks for taking the time to read. We hope you enjoy following along with our journey!
<3 Chris, Cassandra, and Malcolm Garner

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Chris and Cassandra Garner