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To show others that the world is an absolutely wonderful place, full of great people!
Married for 40+ years, 3 grown kids. Have hosted many high school foreign exchange students; 21 years military (retired),mostly Army Reserves, (Vietnam and Gulf War veteran) Worked 10 years in a factory; was self-employed for 8+ years; and worked for a major corporation. Open, exploring, lots of energy, healthy, liberal - am a Unitarian Universalist! Great family, too few friends in the U.S.
As of 30 September 2015 - we currently have our daughter-in-law, and granddaughter staying with us, for a few weeks.
You go through life once - this isn't a dress rehersal!
I was created to do more than take care of myself and my family!I want to make this world a better place than I found it! Think of retirement (someday) as being life like the TV series "Golden Girls" - independent, but with others. I believe ANTHING is possible if one is willing to do what it takes!! Maybe live in U.S. for 6 months each year, and somewhere else for 6 months. Would like to swap houses with others, someday!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
My wife and I have been members for 5 years; hosted several times and was hosted several !!Been to a couple of events with the Columbus (OH) couchsurfing group.
Has always been exceptional, whether hosting or being hosted.
Biking and racquetball!! Discussing politics, religion, sexuality - nothing is off limits! Traveling - have seen only a small part of the world - 18 countries so far! Have burning desire to set up my own business - again!
Music, Movies, and Books
Ray likes tear jerkers - movies. Most any kind of music. Read mostly non-fiction, though he read the Alexander McCall Smith's series, "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency".
Enjoys non-fiction books on Africa, and any other non-fiction. Seem to be always reading some sort of book, magazine, or newspaper. Lately, am reading about self employment! Judy reads a fair amount of fiction!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Ray did 2 years in Peace Corps at 55 years old - and fell in love with Botswana and the people!! Judy and the grown children all got a chance to visit Botswana!
Teach, Learn, Share
Ray can teach you racquetball, of course! And, he is good at exploring options that most individuals haven't considered.He enjoys biking. Wife and I like to entertain! Judy is the gardener - beautiful yard, and maintains (with Ray's help) a warm and inviting home!
Countries I’ve Visited
Bahrain, Botswana, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Viet Nam, Zambia
Countries I’ve Lived In
Botswana, Saudi Arabia, United States, Viet Nam