I am a wife/mother with a 16 yo son. I live in a residential area about 25 minutes west of Hartford. My husband is a psychotherapist in private practice. Our home is near the Farmington River so we kayak, stand-up paddle (my favorite water sport) and enjoy taking our golden lab for river swims. I am an avid food gardener (even in the New England winters) and proficient cook. I enjoy reading fiction and also memoirs about food and gardening. I traveled extensively before parenthood and have worked in corporate management for 20+ years. When I travel, it often becomes all about restaurants and food purveyors with a solid amount of physical activity during the day. We have done some endurance events such as 100 mile bike rides for charity around Lake Tahoe or on the Atlantic seacoast. These days, I'm happy to exercise enough to earn my dinner! I am currently writing and cooking and looking forward to traveling more, once again.