I love and can't live without my family, friends, the ocean, coffee, wine/beer, music and travel. I love people and their stories. Most of my travel has been within the US and my plan is to do more and more travel both nationally and internationally. I speak some very elementary Spanish and French and am learning a little Italian. I teach preschoolers with a variety of disabilities and really enjoy working with children. After school hours I am often at band practice, a music event or dinner with friends or family. I spent a couple of decades in the restaurant biz and love to cook, bake and make ice cream. I had a homemade ice cream shop for a few years that was a blast! I have been a vegetarian all my adult life and added seafood to that a while back. I love trying local cuisine wherever I am. That is what I love about travel, the local sights, sounds, people, food, art, music, etc. I love to go, see and do but I also love quiet time walking, reading, etc, especially at the beach or in the mountains.