My husband Jon is a recently retired anaesthesiologist, I still do some part-time work as a registered nurse in the field of addictions/mental health. The kids have moved out and we have a 14 yr old lab to consider but have family who can take care of him.
For the first time in 28 years we have some flexibility in our travel plans! We have lived/worked in the Middle East for about 8yrs in total and travelled extensively with our 3 kids in tow.
We are both physically fit and love to spend time outdoors. We currently own our own home with a lot of landscaping involved and may look at downsizing in the next couple of years. We like the idea of staying in one area and getting to know it well. (At least better than a jaunt through on a tour) I get the appeal but we are not really cruising people or laying about at resort types either.
We have had all manner of animals as pets over the years, cats, dogs, horses, guinea pigs and gerbils. A few more but you get the idea. We would lovingly care for your pets/home while you are away and I think we have enough combined experience to handle anything that might come up. Our house is nearly 100 yrs old so we have dealt with our share of surpises.....it's always something :)
Terri and Jon MacDonald