I'm a civil engineer, and avid backpacking. Married since 1982 to my smokin' hot wife Francie, two grown kids. We love to travel and spend time together, especially if we can drive there in one of our Mini Coopers. I've backpacking all over the world, although the American West is my usual favorite haunt. I backpack around 20 - 24 days a year, but since Francie doesn't like backpacking, we like to do road trips together. We love Colorado, and the California coast, and actually just about anyplace as long as we're together.