Who the heck am I?

As you can tell by my brief "About Me," I was born and raised part of my life in upstate New York. Of course, I didn't know it was "upstate" until someone from NYC (whom I met in North Georgia) told me so.

When I was ten years old, I moved to Southwest Georgia...in the Summer. Now, when my family contacted the State of Georgia and asked them to send a relocation package and information on the state, they sent us brochures on Stone Mountain and Melhana Plantation. On the Stone Mountain brochure, there were women in hoop skirts and horse and carriages. The same was on the brochure for Melhana. I had just been introduced to Gone with the Wind so I was thrilled that I would be moving someplace with hoop skirts and horses.

Boy was I surprised.

When I stepped off the dual-prop tin can we flew from Atlanta to Southwest Georgia in, a gnat kamikazed into my eyeball. That was my first "Welcome to Georgia!" moment.

I spent my childhood in Southwest Georgia avoiding the heat, learning about field trials, alligators, Alligator Snapping Turtles, and Rattlesnakes. I spent my Summers volunteering at a local wild animal park. How many teenagers can say, "I spent my Summer vacation taking care of two African Elephants?" (And if you don't know what "stink" is...clean out an elephant barn after they've spent the night in it.)

Fast forward to more present times...

In August of 2011, I will be marrying the best man I have ever met, and we are thrilled. We share the same goals and dreams, and we are both determined to accomplish them. Some of our travel goals are as follows:

1. Road trip to Montana
2. Amsterdam, Scotland, England, and Ireland - 2012
3. Kenya and Tanzania, Africa - 2015 (you know, if the world hasn't ended by then!)
4. The Grand Canyon - Arizona (again for me)
5. Egypt
6. Costa Rica
7. NY to pick up goodies :)

Random tidbits:

1. I am a compartmentalized eater.  I have only recently started mixing some foods together or eating some of one section and then moving to another.  I normally eat all of one thing on my plate, all of something else on my plate, etc. You get the idea.  Yeah...it's weird. 

2. "5" is my favorite number.