I started at Rainier in 1996 and I can’t imagine working anywhere else! I truly love coming to work each day.
My favorite local hangout spots are the Pike Place Market, the local dog park, and hiking the trails of the Cascade Mountains. When I am not at work or home you can find me out on the water; either fishing in the San Juan Islands, or wine tasting (often via boat) in the Lake Chelan region of Washington.
The Captain (that’s what I call my sweetie) and I live on the same small island that I grew up on in a home that belonged to my family for decades. All of our kids are grown and our baby is now in college.
We only have furry “kids” at home now. Meet Curley the cat and the newest member of the clan, Harrison, our 10 month old yellow lab.
On the weekends, we can be seen about the island in ‘Ol Blue – a mint condition ’54 Chevy Truck. Harrison gets to ride shotgun as we parade about town looking for adventure. All the time, strangers with big smiles, point, wave, give thumbs-up and honk (the good kind of honk not the mean kind – what’s up with that! Don’t get me started on mean people and rude drivers … augh!)
I digress … We are teaching Harrison to wave back. Curley stays home to guard the fortress, or sleep in the sunshine, whichever suits him at the moment.
While I have been fortunate to have crossed off many items from my “bucket list,” I still enjoy the simple pleasures … a hot tub in the morning before work, gardening (preferably not in the rain), cooking and eating, camping, traveling, spending time with my family and helping people like you with your yurt dreams!
BTW … My yurt fantasy is to have a second home in Mal Pais, Costa Rica …