Welcome, friends. I live in the western foothills of Mount Rainier and enjoy walking and bicycling the foothills trail. Most afternoons I can be found walking my chocolate lab on the dikes along the Carbon or Puyallup rivers that surround my little town of Orting. On chilly fall evenings I'm usually curled up with my cat Timmy, dog Ebby at my feet, in front of the fire with a good book. I love cooking, traveling on my motorcycle and listening to live music, and especially love combining the three.