I was born and raised in the PNW then moved to the Los Angeles area for college. Had a great career in SoCal and raised my son there. Moved to Colorado during 2009 after taking an early retirement from my "main career". I now work part-time as a teacher.
I've been blessed with the opportunity to travel to 40 countries and 42 states. I love exploring different countries and learning about differgent cultures, lifestyles, architecture, religion, cuisine, history, etc. Several years ago I flew to Morocco to ride a camel in the Sahara Desert. Also went to Asia for a month with a backpack. I love exploring all parts of the world! I would love to go to Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Antarctica, Russia and Scotland.
I am honest, outgoing, loyal, caring, compassionate, thoughtful, and silly at times! I enjoy having interesting conversations, cooking, going to movies, local community theater, farmer's markets, street fairs, large venue concerts as well as a good concert-in-the-park. I enjoy going to hole in the wall funky restaurants, as well as fine dining, and much more. I haven't gotten into skiing but I do enjoy kayaking, most water sports and some bicycling. I've tried skydiving (I enjoyed it, but not sure I would make a "hobby" of it.
I view each day as a little gift to be unwrapped and treasured :)
I would like to have a partner who enjoys adventure but also appreciates spending time at home just relaxing and unwinding, going for walks, easy bicycle rides, going for drives, out to eat, watching movies, checking out a museum or a concert, going to a local play, or exploring the local area.
I am not into playing games and most importantly I value integrity, honesty, loyalty, compassion, courage, and someone who chooses to do the "right thing" when faced with tough decisions, no matter what the cost. I will be very "up front" in saying I have zero tolerance for liars/cheaters. On a side note, if you have a habit of putting the toilet seat down, that's a huge plus! ;-)
Things I am not into:
Dating a "player". Deception. Dishonesty. Cheating. One night stands. Materialism. Mean-spirited people. Getting involved with an addict or a recovering addict, or anyone with a criminal record. Dating someone who has major unresolved issues with his mother. Also...in being honest and realistic...I realize at this stage in my life I am not interested in dating a man who has any kiddos under the age of 20 (my son is grown, self-sufficient,currently serving overseas, in his mid-20's, married, and my grandchild is 3 yrs old). Although I do love children, I'm past the point of personally raising children or teenagers. I apologize in advance if that offends anyone; I'm simply being candid about what I am looking for. I've learned from past experience what I am willing to accept and/or not accept.
Things I am into:
Kind-hearted people. Intelligence. Manners. Confidence. Goals. Follow through. Loyalty. Perseverance. Romance. Lifelong learning. Turning lemons into lemonade. Helping others. Willingness to try new things. Being open-minded. Building a genuine, respectful, meaningful connection with a gentleman who believes in treating a lady like a lady, starting with a friendship. Someone who says what they mean, and means what they say (this is a very important quality to me). A 30 minute afternoon nap on my day off. Long soft kisses, hugs, holding hands, snuggling up together ( I tend to be the touchy-feely type). Public displays of affection (in moderation! lol)
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and have a fantastic day!