We're from the Midwest originally, but have lived in the Philly area for 25 years now. Before that we lived in Italy for three years and before that, coastal Maine. We like to travel and explore new places. I work as a writer/editor in Corporate Communications for Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and like cycling, hiking, reading, cooking, etc.. Gerry is a 4th grade teacher. He was a naval flight officer before getting into public education and is an avid glider and power plane pilot. He also builds and restores antique aircraft. We have one fabulous daughter who is finishing up a bachelor's degree in industrial design at the California College of the Arts. We miss having her near us in PA, but we're really glad that she loves San Francisco and her work/friends in the Bay Area. Besides it's a great place for us to visit!