Roy and I grew up in Santa Monica, California. We enjoy good conversations, and we also thrive on quiet alone time to re-charge. We've been re-discovering California the last 10 years after 30 years in Dallas where we went to Shakespeare in the Park, had season theater tickets, and loved staying at rivers in the Texas Hill Country. Even with our grandkids, we are fairly quiet guests. We expect the kids to have a great time without intruding on others, to cooperate, and to help - and they do! We now live in Sacramento and enjoy hiking with our two dogs. I represent our neighborhood on the grassroots American River Parkway Coalition. I like to read stories set in places I'm visiting. We both cook and garden - Roy does most of both because he's retired and I still work. I have a background in political science and psychology, and he loves geology and paleo-ecology.