I’m an optimist; good natured, honest, considerate, and a bit independent. I love the mountains and the ocean and being outdoors. My fondest childhood memories are the camping and hiking trips with my family in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. Most hiking these days is limited to day hikes. Somehow carrying a heavy pack doesn’t seem so exciting anymore. I would enjoy doing a backpacking trip on horseback, however. I like an adventure, planning a short trip without an agenda, exploring back roads, searching antique shops and thrift stores for lost treasures, or walking the beach for driftwood. I like most music, jazz is my favorite. I enjoy working in my garden, skiing, golfing, bicycling, and travelling. Even though it’s fun to go, home is good too. A fun evening would be cooking a meal together over a glass of wine (or two).