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Well, one of my nicknames is "Perky". Whether I like the name or not, it pretty much sums me up! I'm high energy and always looking for adventure. I have travelled all over the world and would like to go even more places! I'm by no means an athlete, but I am outdoorsy and love physical activities such as biking, hiking, rafting and camping. I'm an accomplished photographer and I love to document my travels that way. Two of the best things about me are my sense of humor and my flexibility (metaphorical mostly - I left a lot of my physical flexibility behind when I left my 20's some years ago!!!). Nothing much really phases me -- I can roll with life's punches and nearly always manage to eke out a good time no matter where I am, who I'm with, what the weather is doing or how bad the food is!
I'm a lawyer by schooling, a manager by profession and mom by choice. My interests are varied and eclectic -- justice, Arthurian literature, geek culture, broadway, international cuisine, golden retriever rescue and photography are some of my interests that immediately come to mind. When not at work, I'm usually driving my kids around to some event or other. If I'm not doing that, I'm cooking dinner or researching my next trip. If I'm not doing that, then I'm probably out on a trail or stalking a sunset or raccoon with my camera!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Meeting my children in Siberia when they were 4 and 2.5 was certainly the high point of my life! Before my husband and I even knew who or how old our children would be, I learned as much Russian as I could so that I'd be able to communicate with our new children. The past 8 years has been an amazing and tumultuous learning experience for us all and the fun is still continuing! Each day, I am challenged, entralled and delighted by these two very different but equally amazing boys! To say that there's never a dull moment would be a grand understatement.
Other moments that come to mind would be watching a line of leafcutter ants in Costa Rica travel hundreds of yards through the forest, up a tree, out to branch where each ant munched out a small piece of a leaf and then turned around and retraced their steps in a parallel line that ran hundreds of yards back through the forest. Or a sunset camel ride through the Israeli desert to a dinner served by Bedoins in a tradional tent. Maybe hiking down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, staying overnight in the cool quiet of Phantom Ranch's cabins and then hiking back out of the Canyon on a different trail? Or it could be standing at the rim of fogged-in volcano in Costa Rica, the cloudcover so thick that we had to use our other senses to know that we were on the edge of something so massive and powerful -- we heard the bubbling, smelled the noxious gases, and felt some heat; the only thing we couldn't do was actually SEE anything!
Countries I’ve Visited
Aruba, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In