We are both retired: Dan from the U.S. Army and Ellen from the University of Washington. We have both lived in Europe (Dan for 15 years in Germany and Ellen for a time in Vienna) and we enjoy traveling very much. We are avid readers and walkers. Dan plays traditional Irish music with various groups. In addition to Europe, we have lived in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Manassas, VA, and Eagle River, Alaska. Dan is a Pittsburgh native, Ellen was raised in Omaha, NE but lived for almost 30 years in Seattle.