I am drawn to the outdoors and being active. Exercise and sunshine is a happy combination and I am open to trying new sports if I haven’t already. Hiking, biking, skiing and beach volleyball have been the most prevalent for me in the past few years. When at home, I am an avid reader and enjoy curling up with my best friend, my black lab, a cup of cocoa and something to read. I also enjoy engaging in a wide range of conversation. I am usually curious and eager to learn new information. Currently teaching myself Windows 8 on my new Ultrabook. I don’t watch much TV – mostly the news.
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 and we talk every day. 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.
I am originally from Michigan and proud of it. I have lived in four countries (US, Canada, England, Mexico) and five of the United States (Michigan, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia & California). I am drawn to a variety of travel – I have done quite a bit of adventure travel – Hiked to 15K in Nepal, Hiked the Inca Trail to Maccu Pichu, Rafted 90 miles beginning at Victoria Falls down the Zambezi. It's a Class 5 river. I also find cultural travel inspiring and have been through much of Europe, some South American countries and a few Asian countries. This past summer I took a riverboat down the Rhone River through France, enjoying the Provence region.
Weekend jaunts are special too. I like camping in the Laguna mountains and being in a natural setting. I spent 13 summers in a row ~ hiking (Alta Peak, etc), mountain biking (my favorite), sailing, archery, art, viewing the clear night sky in awe, as we learned astronomy, singing around the campfire, etc. with three generations of my family in Sequoia National Forest. Undoubtedly, this is one of my "happy" places on the planet.
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.
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