Backpacking and hiking are two of my favorite things, as well as nearly everything having to do with water as I have lived by or near rivers and the Chesapeake Bay my whole life. I have also grown to love cities and I love to walk through them and wander into alleys and old buildings looking for odd stores and restaurants.
I'm a pretty shy guy, but I thrive on new experiences and I am open to pretty much anything. I don't talk too much but I try to make it count when I do, and once I get going it can be hard to get me to stop. I live to argue, and I prefer some stiff opposition. I enjoy cooking and I'm just as adventurous there too. I picked up a taste for Asian cuisine and I can make a mean casserole as well.
I spent 5 years killing time in the US Navy, and while in the service I was lucky enough to spend three years living in Japan. During this period I was able to visit the majority of the countries that fill the Indian and Pacific oceans. I spent a bit of time in the Middle East as well although I managed to avoid getting shot at while I was there so I have a better opinion of the region than most. I was particularly struck by Singapore and Thailand, and I hope to get back there some day.
I have kept the great American past time of Sunday driving alive and spend a great deal of time terrorizing the countryside in my car or on my bike. I recently completed a run up and down the entire west coast and across the southern side of the country, and I hope to make one up the East Coast on an old British motorcycle come summer.
I am curious, adventurous, and a conversationalist