I am a retired teacher and psychotherapist. I have 5 grown children and 9 grandchildren. I love to bicycle, kayak, cross country ski, read, travel and enjoy my pets. I have two dogs and two cats, all of whom will remain at home. I have been to France many times and love it. I have tried to learn French, but am not very good at it. I have a great interest in history and am eager to learn about the history of your region. Mary is also a retired psychotherapist. She is an artist, a potter and interested in ancient traditions and art.