June 10, 2013
I have known how to swim since I was about 6 years old. I was one of those kids who spent every summer day at the pool and went to the beach for vacation. I have rafted the Ocoee, snorkeled in the Florida Keys, and kayaked for the first time last summer. I am new to kayaking, but what I lack in skill, I make up for in enthusiasm.
I believe that happiness doesn't just happen. It is a conscious choice. Being outdoors with other people makes me happy. I appreciate what God has made when I enjoy the beauty of nature.
I like hiking, car camping, backpacking, swimming, snorkeling, standup paddle boarding, and would like to start kayaking.
Yes! Absolutely! That is a small amount to ask for a lot of fun.
I belong to local hiking meetups, and some of the hikers belong to NOA.
I'm an avid hiker, but love being in, on, and around the water. When I'm not hiking, I teach English in a public high school. I try to get outdoors every weekend and as much as I can during my summer break.