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  • 22 references 14 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish
  • 60, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • Real Estate Investor/Rehabber (RN is my back-up job)
  • am continually being educated...
  • From Central IL farming commuity
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About Me


To increase my "circle of friends" and "see the world..


UPDATE: Just had foot surgery. So currently incapacitated. ;-(

I'm a semi-retired, 58 year old who has spent the bulk of my adult life raising 2 great kids and 2 not so great ex-husbands..;-0! My kids are established into the next phase of this journey we call life. I am a Grandma to two little sweeties.. ;-) I typically always have an opinion and am non-traditional by nature. However, I was raised on a farm so I do have some very strong midwestern values.

I'm clean and neat——drink socially---don't smoke--love to travel, read,talk and will try most things at least once so long as jumping out of a perfectly good plane is not involved. I am drawn to warm climates in the winter. I HATE cold weather, yet since I am a Grandmother to a Grandson and Granddaughter who recently relocated (with their parents) to North Carolina, I experience more exposure to cold weather than I would prefer.

I have been "on the move" nearly non-stop since 2013 and am currently renting a room in a friend's house enroute to a final destination in North Carolina after being recovered from a major foot surgery.


-Be tough--life is.
-Winners never quit and quitters never win
-Be willing to swim upstream
-Parenting isn't a popularity contest (ask my kids;-0)
-Anything is possible when you work together
-It's never the right time to do the wrong thing
-It's never the wrong time to do the right thing

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


By filling out a profile and offering up my couch——or a bedroom or 2 or entire house.


Did some exchange trips in HS. Woke up on some "strange" couches in my youth. Completed my first couch surfing experience in San Francisco June 2007 and have had several other VERY positive experiences. Afterall, "nobody knows the lay of the land like the locals."


Traveling, reading, socializing, fairs, fest, museums, historical sites, surfing the net, increasing my knowledge base…just about anything. Recently starting biking and love it!

  • culture
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • historic sites

Music, Movies, and Books

ok...I'm a sucker for sappy movies like "On Golden Pond" laughed my a%% of watching "Grumpier Old Men," The Odd Couple II" plus "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" I consider "The Fugitive" to be one of the all time best suspense movies. I also like some documentaries. Music---I'm perty much country or classic rock with a little blues and everything else mixed in. Books—Michael Connelly, James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark and Janet Evanovich top the list. For the most part-I have been too busy t read any books or see any movies—-so I'm will undoubtedly lose any trivia games regarding such.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The most amazing thing I've seen is watching my children grow into amazing adults. I am getting to experience this all over again through my Grandchildren.

Teach, Learn, Share

Learning: well--I took a spanish class as an adult--it sucked...but I didn't quit!

I'm learning how to play'll see me in the Women's Open next year...;-)

I completed a 2 month stay in Mexico learning about the culture. I also learned you really can get sick of Tortilla Chips and Corona ;-0

As for teaching: I have a PhD from the college of experience....can probably offer some good tips on what NOT to do in about any area of life. ;-) home, my experiences and good times to come.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Some GREAT stories and I make good banana bread too! ;-)

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Mexico

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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