I'm a recently retired professional who worked as an addictions counselor, as a teacher, in the Church, in hospitality and as a restaurant manager. Walter and Rick relocated to Florida in order to retire here-- so we purchased during the real estate crisis and remodeled our home into a "resort" for us and those who come to visit. We both do a lot of volunteer work in the community. We have traveled extensively and both worked in restaurants. Walter speaks French fluently, German well, Italian somewhat, and Spanish a little (because we all speak SOME Spanish in southern Florida). We love to cook, to entertain, to travel, to try new recipes, to meet people. We have two dogs and two cats. We have had five foster children and two exchange students stay with us during our 30 years together.
When you stay with us, you'll have your own very private quarters in a far section of the house over the garage and you'll be able to come and go as you wish. If you're a beach kind of person, it's a short drive to get to the sand and ocean and we have all the amenities you'll need to hit the beach. But if (like Walter) you're a lay-at-the-pool kind of person, there's a private pool in the backyard where you can float all afternoon. Clothing is optional, unless there is someone else staying in the second bedroom. The neighborhood is cozy and friendly. There is a bike here for you to use and a huge city park very closeby for walking and taking in nature. Wilton Manors is the hub of the gay community in Fort Lauderdale, and our house is not far from the bars and nightlife. There's always something going on in Wilton, Lauderdale or Miami, it seems, so you're never without something to do when you're here-- or you're welcome just to relax poolside. We're both active in the community and in our church.