My husband (Chris) and I (Cindy) live in Bend, Oregon. We previously lived in Seattle for 25 years, with professional careers--Chris as an electrical engineer, me as a human resources analyst for a large public municipal non-profit organization. Chris now builds fine furniture (eg: arts and crafts style; shaker) and teaches tai chi, which he has been practicing for over 25 years. I work part-time, am a very adept knitter, some art work, some yoga, reading. We hike as much as we can in the summer months; Chris likes longer back-packing trips. We’re both pretty easy-going by nature, relaxed, forthright—pretty much just average decent individuals. As guests we're as respectful of others' property as were it our own. Since we're new to airbnb, we'd gladly provide a list of individuals whom you could contact by email for a reference. But we can assure you, you will not be unhappy hosting our visit to your town.