Basically, we're a very active couple and find
it hard to sit in one place. There are a number of activities
that we do. In fact, we have a room where we keep all of our
gear, and it's packed with stuff.
We love to hike. Luckily for us
there are many mile of trails in nearby
bike-paths, nature preserves, and state
With a empty nest we have turned
our attention to explore new activities. In 1999
Greg was entranced by a quarter page Backpacker
Magazine article about Sawtooth lake in Idaho. He
left on his first wilderness adventure, a solo
five day trip. The trip was a mystical, almost
religious, experience and he was hooked. Connie
discovered backpacking in the wilderness of Hawaii
in early 2000. We're not in the best of shape but
plan our outing within our abilities.
Scrambling & Alpine
How can a person hike in the
mountains and not what to climb something for a
better view. The rewards of "being on top"
naturally lead to climbs to harder to reach
places. Technically, scrambling is the
combination of hiking and free climbing.
According to climbing books, it's mountain
climbing without ropes. Greg has enjoyed a few
scrambles and dreams of alpine climbing. As a
start, a alpine training camp with summit attempt
on Mount Rainier is being considered.
Strictly Greg's activity. Easier
on the knees than jogging. A great way to
exercise and hopefully stay is some form of
This is a activity we enjoyed for
several years. Greg encouraged us to dance
several nights a week. Good fun but Greg's
enthusiasm burnt Connie out. Now many activities
compete for "dance time" and we rarely get out.
We still never pass up a dance contest or
exhibition on PBS. Ah well, some day......
With two and one-half acres of
property to care for you either like to garden or
you move. We love our home and fortunately, Greg
Skiing is Greg's winter excuse to
go to the mountains. Connie learned the
essentials to prevent being left at home.
Currently, grand children are taking up our ski
time and we haven't been able to get much ski
time in recent years.
Well, here's something you can do
all year. We can be a bit fanatical sometimes
seeing two movies in one day. Independent
releases, art house showings, and foreign films
continually open new thought provoking horizons
for us. We just can't stay home
Most of the above activities are rather
"active", but we don't want you to think that we're some
active freaks, who never stops to smell the flowers.
Actually, I'm not terribly fond of flowers, but we do like
some non-active things. For instance, we like to sit at a
patio, drink beer, and "people watch." We also like movies,
broadway-style musicals, and just walking around town.