Greetings from the Baker's!
We are an active, non-smoking, professional couple, early retired. Bill was a process control engineer/manager and Linda was a securities officer for a large brokerage firm. We are the proud parents to two grown sons:
- Craig, a Chef, restaurant owner and consultant, in Indianapolis, is married to our lovely and patient daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and together have two teenage grandchildren, Will and Logan Jane.
- Chris, a geologist turned enologist, owns his own vineyard and winery in the Willamette Valley of west central Oregon. He and his wife, Brandi, and son Oliver, live just north of Salem, OR.
We began this trek, as house-sitters, in search of that perfect place to retire. House-sitting has provided us a vehicle to see parts of this beautiful continent that we never would have considered. Our travels have taken us to the high country of Mexico, where we were both captivated by the climate, the people and their culture. We experienced island life from the Pacific shores of Tofino, on Vancouver Island, BC and enjoyed the tranquil life of Pierce Creek, a creek flowing into Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Between those points, we have met wonderful people, everywhere.
In 2011, after six years of traveling, we thought it was time to settle down. We purchased a lovely home in a golf course community, near Wilmington, NC, and settled into retirement living. We loved the house and love our neighbors, but after four years of Eden, that restless feeling crept back into our lives and our desire to experience that nomadic lifestyle had returned. We sold our home and are once again on the road, doing what we love ... roaming and experiencing ... through house/pet sitting. We love traveling and meeting new people and their four-legged family members ... and look forward to hearing from you and meeting you and yours.
Personal and professional references are available upon request and we would love hearing from you.