Friendly , outgoing retired teacher , Healthy and into outdoor activities of all kinds.....hiking, kayaking, skiing and backpacking. Home reflects love of animals, art and personal relationships world wide . I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and often have houseguests from other countries. I hold a monthly " soup night " for our neighborhood and we end up singing and joking around the piano , Relaxed and comfy home with one cat and one older, mellow dog who sleeps 18 hours a day !! My favorite countries to visit are France, New Zealand, Australia and Baja, Mexico.