I am married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. I have lived in Minnesota most of my life but spent about 15 years in Virgina, Iowa, Missouri, and back to Iowa before returning to Minnesota.

Traveling has always been great fun starting as a teenager with my parents and brothers camping in National and State Parks. Alaska and southeastern United States are as yet not visited, but all but one Canadian providence has been visited. Japan and many European countries have also been visited. Experiencing different languages, culture, foods, flora and fauna are fascinating.