I'm a recent retiree in a 17-year relationship with a very outgoing partner. We have a cheerful little dog and a reserved cat. I'm also a part-time art student, commuting between Portland and Seattle to learn classical representational drawing methods. I love art and music, movies and travel. I was an Airbnb guest several times from Seattle to Chicago and Boston during my first year as a member. I'll be staying in Airbnb homes when we travel to Spain later this year where we will also take a language immersion classes. My partner and I are both foodies and there are dozens of places in the neighborhood that we can recommend.