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George D. Chamberlain High School, Florida State University, Univ. of PA.
retired business owner, now active in art community, make jewlery, and garden seriously
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St. Petersburg, Florida, United States · Member since March 2014
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Raised in Tampa, but live in St Pete since '63. I am active, curious, outgoing, independent and fun -- enjoy all nationalities. Collected art worldwide. Passionate and avid gardner.. Founded a community garden 20 blocks away..grow many own vegetables in spite of living in a high rise condo. Finnish nationality...speak Finn too. Understand broken English quite well. Active in Friendship Force International and enjoyed hosting many different international guests. Have traveled to over 100 countries...and still travel a lot . Graduate degree in Ethno-Anthropology.
My home in Florida is rarely available, unfortunately. I do know this area very well though, and can advise and direct my guests to most all places of interest in the Tampa Bay Area. Indoor or outdoor public (fee) parking lots avail. next door. I live everyday to the fullest...am always busy with my many projects and interest and friends...never idle. Am 2 blks walk to famous DALI museum; 3 blks to Museum of Fine Arts plus many fine galleries. As an active member, l frequent them all.

I summer I live in Red Hill NC and have two homes next to each other available to host Bed and Breakfast and self catering guests from early summer to Fall...exact dates vary. See Bakersville, NC listings.

I have collected local artist's works for decades and live with their creations in my homes. Guests will be able to use hand made plates and mugs for their custom made breakfast. My farmhouse has been our summer home for 42 years. The little house by the rail road has just been rehabbed and furnished in its original style. ..with modern plumbing, bathroom and kitchen added! It is perfect place to stay for railroad buffs, as it was the main route for the former Clinchfield RR, now CSX. It is still a busy track.
All my guests so far have loved staying in both properties...I have loved having them too...have made lots of extremely interesting new friends hosting!
There is so much to do around here and i am so happy to share all I know to make sure your have the best visit ever. Plus I have 150 acres to hike on and 1/2 mile on the North Toe River to enjoy.