I like travel, outdoor activities ( Mt biking, swimming, hiking,
camping, fly fishing, photography, gardening..) and am retired. I
have two kids, and two grand daughters who I see very often. I try
to get out on my Mt bike two or 3 times a week, or hike, swim,
depending on what is convenient for the location. Having been a
contractor, I find myself fixing and doing small (sometimes big!!)
projects on my places, and families', friends' houses. I have a
double sea kayak, and other toys collected from an active life that
my family participated in and still do.
My wife of 37 years passed from cancer in 06.
I read instead of watching TV, but sometimes a movie is
I had plans of a road trip to the Sonoran Desert (Arizona) Big Bend
Nat'l park and Texas coast this spring, but the weather... so maybe
next spring. ..and I did NOT want to do it alone.
I am adventurous,, romantic, and thoughtful
What I’m doing with my life
Retired and loving it, traveling between my rural place near
Spokane, Kona (a condo and car there), and Italy and.... lately, in
the fine weather, camping and stream fishing for a few days between
a similar amount of time working on my house/property. I take
seriously the idea of preservation of what I have on every level,
so I act accordingly...I try to!
I’m really good at
building/fixing house-related things, mountain biking, various
sports I used to do, being somewhat spontaneous...
The first things people usually notice about me
Tall and gregarious, maybe shy at first, short hair, I laugh a LOT,
cannot get too serious about things I cannot do anything about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love many types of movies, and I would like to see many of them
I have 18 feet of floor to ceiling bookcases, filled with my
collection, much US History, mostly nineteenth century and early
twentieth century; political, social and military, and I actually
read much of it! (forgot much of what I read!!) I also enjoy
historical novels. anyway, I enjoy reading! For many of the recent
publications, I often settle for lengthly reviews, there aren't
enough years in life to keep up.
As for FOOD, I love most kinds, if done sort of correctly and not
too spicy. I like to team up in the preparation, (and cleanup!)
The six things I could never do without
My grown kids, granddaughters, free time, reading matter,
stimulating thoughtful conversation, exercise, and, ...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...the possibility of a companion to share the future we both know
is getting fuller as we see the possibilities...
On a typical Friday night I am
embarking on activities with the weekend warriors (often my kids),
babysitting, setting tile at a friends place, napping during an
action movie at my son's, or lately, returning from some midweek
fly fishing at the end of the St Joe or NF Clearwater river.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a bionic man
You should message me if
you have a sweet tooth for LIFE!! and don'y know complacency...