I'm a retired elementary school teacher who is looking for friendship first, hopefully leading to more in the future. I enjoy traveling and would very much like to meet someone who is physically free to do the same. I'm hoping to meet someone who appreciates the simple things in life. I'm very laid back and am not one to overly enjoy formal situations, although I've been told that I clean up nicely for those that I can't avoid. I enjoy going to SPAC and of course, to Saratoga Racetrack during the season. Not much of a gambler, but love to photograph the amazing horses. Kayaking the beautiful Adirondack lakes in the summer is something I've enjoyed for many years now. I don't spend any time in the bar scene...but I do enjoy a good glass of wine with dinner. An ideal date for me would be any that included interesting conversation and a mutual connection. It never matters to me where I am...but rather who I'm with. I value honesty and trust utmost in a relationship because as we all know, there is no relationship without them.
For the last three winters, I've been lucky enough to get away to spend them in Florida...in Boynton Beach, and I plan on returning again for a part of this winter.
I have been a fine arts photographer for over 40 years and am at my most peaceful with my cameras in hand and a beautiful natural scene in front of me. I photographed weddings for years as well as sporting events and portraits. I also taught photography through a local adult education program and always enjoy sharing what I've learned. I include some of my photos on my profile...because I think they say much more about who I am than I can with words alone.
I will not respond to any emails from someone without a photo. I have my photos on my profile so that anyone can see, before contacting me, if there may or may not be a physical connection....I am expecting the same in return. I also tend not to respond to "Hey There"...if that's all you can come up with for an initial email...I don't think we'll have much to talk about...sorry.