Dan and I are both from the Pacific Northwest, having lived in Seattle and west of Portland. I am a retired second grade teacher. Dan has worked in the shoe industry for over 30 years. He golfs, we both like to hike in the trees, but also love cities. Dan is especially fond of the ocean and fishing. We have a little place on the Oregon coast. We are the fortunate grandparents of 5 grandkids, and spending time with them is my happy zone.