Denise

Location:

Bend, OR

Member since:

June 16, 2014

How long have you lived in Central Oregon?

I have lived in Bend 10 years and gone thru a lot of learning and growing. I have enjoyed my profession for the past 9 years and will retire Jan. 2015. It brings me great meaning and purpose to be of service to others and empower them. I enjoy being domestic and have many talents in home decorating and baking and cooking. I love to entertain and meet new people and share stimulating conversation. I am light and fun and love to laugh with funny people. I married and divorced in Bend and am single at this time. I have a lot of dear friends and enjoy a vast assortment of activities. I find it exciting to meet new people and connect on different levels. We are all learning and growing according to our own level of experience. Aloha and Mahalo

What is your favorite social activity?

I really love gardening. My flower baskets, pots and boxes are flourishing at the moment. I have kayaked many years and find it to be so relaxing, enjoyable and easy to access remote, beautiful places in nature. I did most of my kayaking on Big Island in Hawaii. There is nothing finer than pulling onto a remote, secluded white sandy beach and sleeping under the stars after an afternoon of kayaking, swimming and good fun and food. I have enjoyed Hosmer and Sparks, Clear lake and Paulina. The lakes are much easier to navigate than ocean kayaking. I do like the warm tropical breezes and the awesome ocean of the tropics. I love to take walks in nature and connect to the pure positive energy of Universe. I got into mountain biking last Autumn and fell in love with how easy and fun that is. I love Silver Falls, Sahaile Falls, Clear Lake and Suttle lake.

Where did you move from?

I was born in New York and my folks moved to Calif. when I was 3 years old. I grew up in San Juan Capistrano and later moved to Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. I lived there when it was beautiful and not crowded. I went to nursing school and worked at Hoag Memorial Pediatrics. In 1976 I traveled with the Club Med as an emergency resident Nurse for 2 years in 4 fantastic places and had the best time of my life. In 1979 I traveled around the world with my x- husband for 1 year. We did the Asia overland to India trip-exploring 15 countries and soaking in all the culture, exotic experiences and extraordinary times we could. After that I lived in Hawaii for 24 years on the Big Island where I created a chocolate mousse business and after some odd jobs, got a great position working with a pediatrician for 17 years. I had a home, 2 horses, a golden named Opal and loved my life there in the islands. I met a man in Kona and in 2004 moved to Bend but it did not work out . I am here now.

Introduction

I have heard of the meet up groups but working a full time job has limited me from joining in on many outings. I am soon to retire and very excited to have new places to go and people to meet. I lived in Hawaii 24 years and grew up in Laguna Beach.


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