Kira has lived in California and Florida, has worked in Texas and Main, and has been most places in the US, but her favorite place is Colorado--at least in the continental US. Provence, France and Gerona Spain top the list for international spots. Hiking 100 miles across the Camino de Santiago has been one of her favorite adventures, and she plans to go back to finish the last couple hundred miles ASAP. In her leisure, she enjoys hiking, skiing, art projects, playing music, gardening, traveling, and reading with her husband. Five things she can't live without are her family, a good book (one where you feel like the author is a friend by the end), artichokes, a good paintbrush, and a new adventure. Her favorite authors are A.J. Cronin, Thomas Moore, and Robert A. Johnson. Her favorite movies are August Rush, IQ, and Last of the Mohicans.