Hello: I am not an upgraded member so cannot respond to meet me notices. I am 69, a native of California, born in Marysville, raised in the country, and have lived in this area all but 3 years of my life. The 3 years away were in upstate New York which was very beautiful, but that is a topic for later discussion. I am quite tall (6’5”) and weigh 235 lbs. I was married for 20 years, have two wonderful daughters, but divorced in the early 90s. Met a woman 10 years my junior and lived with her until she passed away due to cancer in 2003. Family and life-long friends are the most important possessions we can ever have. I am truly a lover of the great outdoors. I really enjoy riding ATV on the trails near Loon Lake and the Rubicon trail. The views that I have discovered are absolutely breathtaking. Camping at Dillon Beach is a frequent activity during spring and summer. Fall time means mountain camping but not roughing it. My camping is pretty comfortable. I enjoy visiting wine country. The Napa, Sonoma, and Anderson valleys are really nice places to visit. Riding motorcycle thru that area in spring makes you realize how beautiful California really is.. I also enjoy rainy evenings in the hot tub with a glass of wine or margarita. I prefer country or classic/light rock music. I believe that two people must share lives to be fulfilled but must be respectful of each others space and allow freedom to breathe and be who we really are. I do not want to change you to be what I want and would expect the same from you. I believe it treating a woman with respect and tenderness. I believe in opening doors for her, holding hands, and am not afraid of showing affection in public.