We are from Washing State, Vancovuer, WA. This is w/in 15 miles of Portland, Oregon to give you an idea of a familiar place. We've lived here for 11 years. My husband and I have 2 dogs (Grommit our 13 year old Golden Retriever and Lucey our 3-5 year old Lab/Rot mix we rescued as she was abandoned close to our home). We like to hike, read, travel, learn and visit w/ friends and family. Looking forward to our visit.