I am the wife of the same husband for 4 decades, mother to a daughter and a son – and a grandma to two darling grand daughters. I was born, raised and lived in metropolitan Portland, Oregon until we moved our family to a small town in southern Illinois. After 7 1/2 years we moved back to Oregon. A few years later we were empty-nesters and my husband and I moved to Sacramento, California where I began working as a Tour Planner/Manager/Tour Guide.
In 2014 we started planning a Grand Adventure. We quit our jobs, rented out our Portland home, sold most of our stuff, and stored only ten boxes of assorted clothing, books, towels and kitchen items plus photos, taxes, Christmas decorations and other keepsakes. We started out on a journey in early 2015 to slowly travel the world. After 14 months traveling through 20 countries we fell in love with Chiang Mai, Thailand and was considering making it our home for an extended stay until our kids scheduled a call which made the biggest difference in the world. They invited us to come “home” for Thanksgiving to meet our first grandchild!
We are presently living “normal” lives in Portland in order to be close to our growing family. As a local tour guide I love showing off my beautiful corner of the world to visitors, but planning future travel is always on my mind. 2020 – so much changed with the Wuhan virus, and unemployment, chaos and protests. I’m not proud of what is happening in Portland. I just want to escape and start a slow roving retirement.
Whether I’m in Portland or Further Abroad, I’d like to Meet You in the Morning to inspire, inform and entertain!