- Culinary Travel
Hello from Portland
We love to travel and explore new landscapes and communities. Greg recently retired from a career in healthcare and Nancy is a leadership development consultant in private practice with a lot of flexibility in her work. We have two young adult sons, both in Portland but living independently. We enjoy every season in the Pacific Northwest, and love to hike, ski and garden. In the fall of 2014, we spent 10 days hiking in the Picos de Europa mountains in Northern Spain and another week in the rural towns of the Rioja region. We have a three year old English Shepherd and welcome dogs that are housebroken and well-trained. We have lived in our home for 26 years and are crazy about our neighborhood and Portland. We look forward to sharing both with you.
You couldn't ask for better house guests than Nancy and Greg. Not only was my house spotless when I arrived home, they'd found a local laundromat to wash all the sheets and towels: they remade my bed with fresh linens so I'd have a soft nest to fall into when I arrived home from MY vacation, and they even left cute little presents for me based on what they observed of my personal tastes (cat cartoons and orange and red kitchen utensils!). I would have them here again in a heartbeat should they ever want to do another exchange with me. Great communications, lovely couple. :-)
Susanne's home is in an absolutely perfect location for theatre-going visitors to Ashland. It was comfortable, full of color and charm, and is an example of how one can live with efficiency and creativity in a relatively small space. Clean, well-supplied, with a view of the Ashland hills--we loved it. Susanne's communication prior to our exchange was excellent; she left good instructions and made arrangements for her neighbor to meet us and provide assistance, if needed. We would happily exchange again. Nancy & Greg