I am a Louisiana native, growing up in New Orleans where my family has been since the 1700's. I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, and have now put down roots in the Pacific Northwest with my husband in a rustic 1946 bungalow on an acre of land. We are flatwater kayakers and love to explore all of the lakes and rivers around Washington State. Music is a big part of our lives, and much of our travel is inspired by musical events. (We went to Newfoundland twice because of the band Great Big Sea!) Other interests include theater, history, mythology, and folklore, natural sciences, herbalism, and cooking. And travel, of course!!