I'm a New Zealander who landed in Silicon Valley 15 years ago for work....and never left. My husband and I now have two US-Kiwi kids and we love to explore the many, diverse and wonderful parts of California. We are keen outdoors-people and especially love to rock climb. We know all the ins and outs of visiting many of the nearby National parks, particularly Yosemite. I am a science writer by profession and love to stay active, preferably by trying to kill myself in endurance races. The local area has superb cycling and I love to climb and descend the nearby mountain roads. I also enjoy gardening, and growing what I can in the fabulous climate that we enjoy here.