I enjoy regular exercise including hiking, biking, walks, camping (in campgrounds), and swimming. I enjoy being adventuresome and have traveled to most of the US (47 of 50!), Canada (ask about BnB on Prince Edward Island), Central America (cave tubing in Belize was awesome!) and cruised many times to the Caribbean Islands and Mexico (once THROUGH a tropical Storm!). A day at a theme park riding coasters is exhilarating! The mountains and beaches are fun day and weekend destinations and are quite relaxing. Local outdoor concerts are fun events with friends.
Recently attended some ballroom dance classes and found it to be great fun! and look forward to more. Can you say Argentine Tango? I can, but need your help in learning to dance it! Square dancing, like ballroom, is also a lot of fun with a regular partner.
Even though it sounds like I get out a lot, I am mostly around the house... enjoy working on home projects and gardening with tropical plants and have enjoyed the hands on aspect of making your home more beautiful and appealing. Enjoy watching movies and TV shows on DVD (though I watch very little broadcast TV and avoid the news). Shooting pool, playing foosball and air hockey are fun games when my friends and my kids come over.
I love movies!, most all types, and many of the films on the AFI's top 100 films of all time including North by Northwest, Casablanca, Wizard of OZ, Raiders of the Lost Ark. These comedy shows are just a blast for my kids and I to watch... Big Bang Theory, Psych, and Monk.
What do I read ? Have enjoyed a number of the Cloud and Townsend books... Boundaries, Safe People, and How People Grow. Most of what I enjoy reading is specific non-fiction topics that I research and read online.
I have learned to cook reasonably well in the last few years and prefer cooking and grilling at home, or in a park, as opposed to eating out in restaurants. Always enjoy potluck dinners and grilling out by the pool with friends... it is a great time!
I am loving, considerate, and affectionate... enjoy hugs, holding hands, back and foot rubs are a specialty!, and will express many romantic and passionate moments in a committed relationship.
My goals and aspirations are to be more positive in my view of all people, events, situations, etc. around me and around the world. I do seek to live my life by developing my ability to listen to that "still small voice" within me for guidance. I am getting better at it. I am also garnering respect and acceptance of others, no matter what the circumstances, as each person is unique and good.
I do believe, and practice, that we each can do, be, or have anything we want by deliberately choosing the thoughts that we think by focusing on what we want.
I volunteer at a local church, facilitating some small groups, and have encouraged and supported a number of people going through some tough times. Being kind and helping others in their day to day life is very rewarding.
To me, the cornerstones of trust are dependability, reliability, accountability, and consistency. A number of profiles ask for an honest person, and I do the same. Honesty and trust go hand in hand, and I show that to others by living my life of actions consistent with those ideals. My word is my bond and trust is earned. I have 2 children and try to teach them these values in a practical day to day life.
I will encourage you to dream dreams and reach for your goals. One goal of mine is to travel to all 50 of these United States... have been to 47. An Alaskan Cruise out of Seattle plus a side trip to Oregon is on my bucket list.
Open, honest, communication is a necessary foundation of a great relationship. I will listen to you and talk to you. If you are not happy about some aspect of your life, and especially about our relationship, then talk to me about it. Let's see if somehow, some way, we can make it the best that we can make it for us everyday, in every way. And if your life experience has challenged you, I will be there for you and support you.
I seek to be Joyful and Happy, no matter what. I enjoy talking with and getting to know people and look forward to getting to know you.
Drop me a line if you recognize that we have some compatibilities of interests and activities and find that my words and ideals resonate with you.