I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota in a beautiful town called Lead (Leed). I am married and met my husband, Doug on Amtrak over 18 years ago. We have two adopted daughters. One is in college and the other is in grade school. We've lived overseas and traveled extensively. I work as a science educator for a local lab and love to read, listen to music, do artsy type projects and hike. I have two adopted dogs that were both hit by cars and now have 3 legs. I am originally from Washington State. I can live without coffee, but choose not to. I love snowy days and being up early enough to see the sunrise.