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!
For 5 years we lived “normal” lives in Portland in order to be close to our growing family and I worked as a local tour guide I love showing off my beautiful corner of the world to visitors.
So much changed with the Wuhan virus, and the unemployment, lawlessness, chaos and protests in Portland. I just wanted to escape and start a slow roving retirement.
That door opened in September 2021 when my darling granddaughters (and their parents) moved to Spokane, so we left Portland and followed them. We only have a virtual mailbox and a storage unit so far.
From whatsoever place I find myself, I’d like to Meet You in the Morning to inspire, inform and entertain!