Who We Are

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.  –  Buddha

Here’s John ~ ~ ~ John SZDFlying was my 25 year passion.    I lived for my freedom in the air.  18,000′ above the ground, soaring a distance around the mountains, searching for thermal updrafts above fields and gliding  up to 90 kts beneath miles of cloud streets.

Here’s Diane ~ ~ ~ AnnieI loved the  family ranch so much I chose to spend all my free time taking care of the cows and calves. Canning season started in July and ended just before the frost set in.  It was a very rewarding lifestyle; a change to the  25+ years spent as a financial analyst stuffed in the maze  of corporate cubicles.

The Ranch, Home away from corporate and city life ~  ~ ~

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“God’s Country”, as my elderly uncle described it,  and the natural beauty and serenity surrounded us. Those cloud streets on the horizon were John’s idyllic flying weather.

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Here are 5 of 7 sons, spouses and grandsons. We raised a great blended family of seven boys, their ages range in a 9 year span.  3 grandsons and another grandson on his way in July, a going away gift.   We are very proud of our sons!                 PS.  Sorry, we spent  your inheritance…

Two of us preparing to set sail ~ ~ ~ In 2005 we sDSCN1836pent 10 days on a bare boat charter in the Caribbean with a group of flying and sailing friends. The sailing experience turned out to be more than a vacation.  It became our dream and new way of life to sail the oceans.