My husband and I took an early retirement from teaching, and have enjoyed exploring our country with our fifth wheel camper. Although we have recently gotten out of sailing, in the past I have enjoyed spending a number of summers sailing and exploring the coast of Canada. My favorite camping and anchoring locations are those in unspoiled natural environments. When visiting towns or cities I prefer those with excellent museums, and/or interesting cultural or historical significance.
Note: All photos on my pages are my own unless otherwise stated.
I am a retired elementary school teacher, and have spent most of my teaching years in Cody, Wyoming mainly in third grade. Now that I am retired I enjoy doing volunteer work in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Draper Museum of Natural History. I love the natural world from the deserts to the swamps, mountains to seashore, insects to the largest mammals. Music to my ears may be the clacking of the dry fronds of a palm tree, the sound of waves upon a shoreline, the songs of the birds, the chirp of the crickets, the wind through the pine trees, or the sound of a mountain stream. I strongly believe in protecting our environments and wildlife, even if it means some inconveniences for man. It is we who have placed our planet and its inhabitants in jeopardy, so it is we who must now be the protectors of the planet. I am always curious about the world around me. I will stop in my tracks to examine an interesting mushroom, flower, spider, beautiful beetle, snake, toad, frog, etc. In my younger days I was known to grab a snake at first glimpse, but since moving to Wyoming, one must be sure it isn't a rattlesnake before reaching for it. I yearn for peace and understanding between all people regardless of race, religion, or political beliefs. I was born in southern Wisconsin, but Cody feels like home, as I have spent most of my adult life here. I enjoy hiking, camping with our fifth wheel, reading, observing wildlife, feeding and observing birds, visiting National Parks and Monuments, State Parks, aquariums, environmentally responsible zoos, and museums, but my favorite thing is to have a raptor or turkey vulture on my glove. I subscribe to "RollingStone" magazine and enjoy blues, rock, and classical music, and am always interested to hear what new artists have to offer. I am married with one grown son who is a graphic designer and lives way too many miles from home. Well that is who I am in a nutshell. May you enjoy my pages and may you find love, beauty, health, and peace in your life.
Please note: When designing many of my pages, I carefully organize my tips so that they are in an order that will be easily understood, and will make your planning easier. For this reason it is best to view my pages as "Member's Choice." This is especially important for my "Things to Do" and "Off the Beaten Path" tips.