I am a dependable, reliable, and loyal guy desiring to meet a great woman. Not a purveyor of "lol's, half-full glasses, and stating that I love to laugh-who doesn't ?
I'm a pretty common sense sort of lad with a dash of romance thrown in to spice things up a bit. My sense of humor is as dry as the perfect martini. Reckon that I am just a pretty decent and kind sort. Inherited this quality from my Texas grandpa and Texas ma, the sweetest people in the world.
65 years very young, enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, ice climbing, cooking, rowing, running, music, cycling, backpacking, jazz, and the sea. I have been called a "gym rat" at times.
I love to cook and will gladly share my kitchen with you. I prepare an absolutely STERLING potato salad-best in the west. My lasagna and lemonade fried-chicken are not too shabby either. Stroganoff is also a strong contender along with zillion calorie macaroni and cheese and firehouse tested and approved meatloaf.
Have now entered into the wonderful world of public sector consulting after nearly 39 years as a Fireman/Fire Chief.
I also enjoy reading the classics and translating Horace and the ancients from Latin (three long years of study-veni, vidi, vici)!
Why "YOSEMITE 711"? I have spent countless hours backpacking and hiking through G-d's wonderland. Waterwheel falls, Tenaya Lake, and stops along the Muir Trail are heaven. You don't have to be a mountaineer/backpack er: just know that it is but one of many parts of me. The "711"-the birthweight of my wonderful oldest daughter and some pretty hot numbers on the craps table.