I love camping, especially with friends, in groups to hang out away from the pace and responsibility of everyday life. The mountains, the coast, open fields, it doesn't matter, so long as it allows me to recharge and refresh myself. I enjoy Hiking, but right now I don't have much in the way of kit for long trips, so it is mostly day hiking for me. Also, I am recovering from a badly sprained ankle and knee(after a year it is still tender and swells) that is limiting my ability to go long distances or rough terrain.
I have traveled all over the world. I lived for a year each in England, Iraq, Afghanistan, and traveled to France, Belgium, Wales, Germany Qatar, Kuwait, and Canada, with short times in several other countries. I have been to Ur and the Bamyan Valley. I want to continue to travel as much as possible, both inside and outside the country.
I have taken several different martial arts (two different Okinawan Karate styles, Japanese Ju Jitsu, Boxing, a touch of Akido) and enjoy them, but have generally had to move before I have gotten very advanced in any one style. I want to get back into it again. Krav Maga is the style that sounds most interesting to me at the moment. Also just started doing CrossFit and having fun that way. The accumulated damage of the years, along with pain from the workouts makes me move like an old man, but it is a facade. Underneath I'm pretty good.
I am happy, active, and looking for fun