I'm an engineering manager by day/crafty foodie tomboy by night. I love camping, swimming, riding my bike, beads, and cooking. (Sadly, I look more like an eater than a tomboy.) I love staying in private homes when I travel, because it lets me see what it might be like to live at my destination. I travel with a husband and 2 small dogs (25 pounds combined. House broken, and they never chew anything but food, toys, and occasionally, our shoelaces.) Right now, a lot of our travel is to the bay area because of estate matters following a family death.