I am drawn to the outdoors and being active. Exercise and sunshine is a happy combination. Hiking, biking, skiing and beach volleyball have been the most prevalent for me in the past 10 years. When at home, I am an avid reader and enjoy curling up with my black lab and something to read. I also enjoy engaging in a wide range of conversation. I am usually curious and eager to learn new information.
Lucky me – I have immediate family right here in San Diego and am very close with them. My Dad lives in town - not too far from me. I own my home in Scripps Ranch. I am fortunate to have interesting, athletic, kind and inspiring friends, with whom I spend quite a bit of time. My son has one foot out the door to college. I can't believe how fast he grew up!
I am originally from Michigan and never met an Michigander I didn't like :) I have lived in four countries (US, Canada, England, Mexico) and five of the United States (Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia & California). I was the corporate side of a military brat.
I am drawn to a variety of travel – Cultural and active. I have done quite a bit of adventure travel – Trekked in Nepal, Peru, Canada, Thailand. Twenty years ago I rafted the Zambezi. Whew, what a ride. Just this month (Jan. 2014) I returned from mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda and a safari in Kenya. What an experience!!
I have been to quite a few countries but there is so much more to see. Weekend jaunts are special too.
Sequoia is one of my "happy" places on the planet. I spent 13 summers in a row with three generations of my family in Sequoia National Forest ~ hiking, mountain biking, sailing, archery, art, viewing the clear night sky in awe, singing around the campfire, being with my son and parents. Idyllic.
I am looking for a best friend, partner and lover. When the chemistry is right and the friendship is solid, there is usually a foundation on which to grow. Enjoying the simple pleasure of day to day conversation, holding hands, being silly, knowing "that" look, laughing till our ribs ache, basically being real together - that's what I am seeking. Where are you???
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