We live in St. Louis (Susan is originally from Nashville). I'm a lawyer, Susan is a painting conservator. I'm also a birder, with recent trips to Brazil, India and Panama for parrots, barbets and the Resplendant Quetzal among other great birds. We both like classical music, European painting, Japanese lacquer, day-hiking, food and Sonoma wine (OK, Napa and Central Coast are all right, too). We're cat-firendly. We try to go West every summer: Banff and Jasper in 2008, Colorado in 2009, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone in 2010, Glacier in 2011, Zion and Bryce last year; so now it's time for California.