Update January 2015
I have recently made my fitness a huge priority and have lost 40 lbs in the last eight months. My goal is to lose another 50 or more this year. I believe in myself so I know I can do this. I am focusing on eating better and have been hiking/ walking a lot. I recently did a 10k and have a weekly 25 mile goal. I have a long way to go to meet my destination but have set small attainable goals to help keep me motivated. I have a Biltmore Pass and go there to walk regularly, It would be great to have someone who would be willing to go and walk 3 to 5 miles with me a few times a week.
I have a few hobbies that I greatly enjoy and would love to find someone who enjoys the same things or someone that can introduce me to other new things as well.
*I love to play golf, and would love if I find someone who does too, or interested in learning~ at the very least be ok going with me.
*I love to hike, especially to waterfalls, and will have my Canon in tow. I am very adventurous, I get out and go all the time, finding waterfalls, driving the parkway, driving the Forest Service Roads off of the parkway etc. I go to the Southern Highlands a lot, Brevard, Rosman, Lake Toxaway, Cashiers, Highlands etc. I love hiking in Panthertown Valley and want to explore some of the waterfalls in the Little Canada area above the Valley. I get up for sunrise photos often, and am always watching the sky to see if I need to shoot the sunset. Sound like fun? Maybe you can join me.
*My other favorite thing is my camera~~ I love photography! I spend quite a bit of time photographing our beautiful mountains and waterfalls. I currently have my photography in art galleries and in shops in the region and have my own website where I sell my work too. Locally I have been selling my prints at the Taligate Markets. If you want to see my work send me a message and I will give you my website. I used to have a photo of a waterfall but some less than nice individual from NY (not even close to me) reported it since it did not have me in it. Come on, I have 6 other photos of myself what is the big deal.
I enjoy visiting art galleries, it can be inspiring for me to see others work. I also enjoy wandering around antique shops and seeing what I can find.
I visit the Biltmore Estate often, I like to wander the grounds, hiking on the trails, or in the Conservatory and of course the house.
I started taking my daughter to a gem mine in Hendersonville and now enjoy going myself. I love some of the decorative rocks and have some as part of my decor now.
I am a bit of a movie buff and have been known to quote movies from time to time. Many life situations remind me of movies and I find myself quoting or talking about them when they come up.
I like to travel, however I have not been able to as much lately. I have been to Germany, Russia, Ukraine The Bahamas and Canada outside of the US and have been to 34 of our states. I have been to Hawai'i twice and want to go back forever~~
I also like to explore locally, driving down roads just to see where they end up, going to Chimney Rock/ Lake Lure area, also enjoy the southern highlands of Brevard to Highlands. Try to go Grandfather Mountain every few months and find new things everytime I venture out.
I also love to cook, especially on my grill. I like to cook and eat healthy typically chicken or fish. I love salmon and sea bass, and several different ways to prepare them. I do enjoy a good beer, but am not interested in getting drunk, and you should be similar. I will typically have one or two with dinner or with friends.
I am looking for people that are willing to be spontaneous and get together when time allows, not planning two weeks in advance. Mostly I want to meet fun people and build on the friendships we will make.