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Just escaped the grave (Cancer) and want to live every day to the fullest
I live in the wine country on a 7 acre ranch. I am semi retired, so I have a very flexible schedule. I am about 15 minutes west of Santa Rosa, and about 15 minutes east of Bodega Bay, and about an hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
I love to socialize and meet new people. I seem to keep busier in "retirement" than when I was working: traveling, socializing with groups I belong to, doing community service work, and helping others when I can.
I belong to the Sebastopol Rotary, several Tall clubs, the local Harley Owners Group, SIRS, and participate in a few Meetup groups as well.
Spring of 2011 I rode my motorcycle from Sebastopol to New Orleans as part of a fundraiser for Rotary's Polio Plus project to eliminate Polio from the face of the earth. I'm proud to have raised over $3500 myself, which will be matched by the Gates Foundation!
I have been afflicted with an incurable strain of Lymphoma (Cancer), and nearly died in 2009, so I'm taking advantage of my current good health and staying involved in LIFE.
I'm so lucky to live in the most beautiful place on earth, and love to share it with others!
I'm lucky to be walking on the grass and not pushing it up, and to have seen my only son have his first child after my near death experience with cancer.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Have lots of guest space for visitors. I have a large home that I share with roommates. Many Couch Surfers and others loved my dog Vicky who passed away Sept. 1 (2012). She loved everyone that came to visit, and we will never forget her! I have a new dog now, a Black Lab mix named Moka, who will greet you, and ask for your love and for you to play with her. You can see the sights, then have the solitude of the contry to relax if you wish. I am close to many activities and restaurants, and when the weather is nice we have many free music venues nearby.
I love to travel in the US and Canada primarily, but have friends in Mexico and Europe as well.
I love to travel on my Harley and host other motorcycle riders, espescially if you want to take a riding tour of my area.
I joined CS a couple of years ago, and though health issues have slowed me down, I love to be traveling and participate in life as much as I can.
A friend who couch surfs got me interested, and since joining I have hosted a lot of folks from many places and truly enjoyed those experiences. Almost everone who has surfed with me has extended their stay beyond their original plans because this area is a "destination" with so much to do and see. My town also has a tremendous sense of "community" not often found in California. I look forward to meeting new CS friends, and sharing with them.
Music, motorcycles, Corvettes, travel and making friends.
I love to learn about things that I know nothing about and share what I have learned in my life experiences with others.
Music, Movies, and Books
I love music, though I have no musical talents myself. I try to take advantage of the amazing talent in Sonoma County, and take advantage of the many free live music venues in the area.
My favorites and Blues, Rock, and Jazz, but I listen to a wide variety in addition to those.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The people in my life are the most amazing part of being alive!
Teach, Learn, Share
We all have had different life experiences that make us who we are. It's great to share what we know and where we live with others.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, Mexico, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In