I grew up in Santa Cruz, California and moved to Portland, Oregon in 1998. My husband Bill (who I usually travel with) hails from Springfield, Illinois and moved to Portland in 1997. I love traveling, especially to tropical places. Some of my hobbies are reading, hiking, yoga, going to the wonderful cheap movie theatres in Portland, going dancing, and seeing bands. My husband and I love to garden and hang out with our cats, Waffle and Barnabas. Bill and I are honest, trustworthy people with positive attitudes and a long list of places we'd like to see!