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Experiencing the culture & history of Europe, with emphasis on Spain, Portugal, and the former countries of Yugoslavia.
My friends describe me as very accepting of others, courageous, and funny. Very wide range of interests. Love kids. In a previous trip to UK my top experiences were the Abbey of St. Kevin (Glendalough) and the library that features the Book of Kells.
Love to learn: Acquired Spanish as an adult and learn a few phrases of local language when we are traveling.
Learning to say Yes to life.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Our house is open to receive guests. Have had unforgettable, glorious experiences as a CS traveler.
Traveled to Spain and Portugal for four weeks in late spring of 2010 and had 7 fabulous Couch Surfing experiences. It was my first big trip, done entirely on my own. Introduced my husband to CS on our honeymoon in 2012.
Nature (the silence of Big Bend National Park in Texas!) gardening, music (including chant), dancing: Latin & Ballroom. Interest in Christian-Buddhist dialogue. History, especially WWII. Child Psychology.
Music, Movies, and Books
Favorite movies: Schindler's List, Billy Elliott. Music: Time to Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman and Pachelbel's Canon. Author/teacher: Eckhart Tolle.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Made a silent retreat for 30 days in a small town in Louisiana.
Teach, Learn, Share
I would like to think that I have some wisdom to share. Some of the most enlightened beings I have met have included children in a school for students with developmental delays, and other little folks 3 or 4 years old.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I am an enthusiastic dishwasher , window washer, love to dig in gardens, weeding, pruning, and whatever else needs tending. Same can be said for my husband, Frank.
Countries I’ve Visited
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Mexico, United States