Born on Galveston Island, which is in the Gulf of Mexico. I am an intensive care registered nurse, working in San Francisco, CA. I enjoy activites such as travel, beaches, yoga, hiking, cycling, amusement parks, and horseback riding. Currently I am reading Roots, by author Alex Haley. I was inspired to learn Portuguese after I vacationed in Rio De Janeiro, Inpamema, and Copacobana April 2011 and again for one month in October 2011. Now Im back agian in RIO for 6 weeks. I love Brazil!