I am a retired educator with many interests. Among my interests are travel (naturally), meeting interesting new people, reading, cooking, drumming. One of my avocations is oil and acrylic painting. My best friend in life is my wonderful wife, Maureen, who has been my lifelong partner and best companion. We like to travel informally and without allot of prior preparation. We have been travelling for decades and we have hosted travellers in our home. When we stay in someone's home or apartment we are non-intrusive and we repect the property and rules of our hosts. You will find me and my wife interesting and interested people. I am able to understand and speak a little Italian, Spanish, and some French (not all very well but passable - I try).