I live in Texas with my husband, Austin, and our emotionally needy cat, Nicholas. We are fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends. Few things make us as happy as cooking for the people we love. Since it is just the two of us (with special thanks to our wonderful, reliable house-sitters) we have the opportunity to travel quite a bit. We enjoy meeting new people, seeing new sights, and, of course, eating new food. We aren't hard-core adventure travelers (you know who you are) but we do scuba dive, own a Jeep, and avoid tourist traps like the plague. We both speak Spanish (my husband laughs at my atrocious grammar but I communicate just fine). Austin enjoys hunting, fishing, scuba diving, photography, and anything to do with food. He is a fabulous cook and even cleans up after himself. I have a swoon-worthy pulp science fiction collection, an eclectic music library, enjoy festivals of any kind: film, music, art, food, etc. and can entertain myself for hours doing absolutely nothing. We laugh a lot, eat a lot, and strive to live a life of gratitude.