After working in the education for over 30 years, I have been thoroughly enjoying retirement for three years. Traveling is a favorite activity, and I enjoy meeting "locals" who can direct me to the hidden treasures (sights, attractions restaurants) in their communities. I love visiting national parks and am attempting to get to the 50 State Capitols (9 already completed). I also have many European destinations on my list. When traveling, I like to see and learn as much as possible and particularly enjoy natural beauty. When I am not traveling, I enjoy swimming, hiking, biking and square dancing, reading a good book, connecting with my friends, and caring (long distance) for my 91 year old mother who is still independent.