Darlene was also surprised by her "decision to return to graduate school in my 50's! I had a wonderful career as a social worker for 25 years and then found myself adding to that by going to seminary! Who would have thought? I would have laughed in high school if anyone had suggested I would end up with two Master's degrees and be a Rev."

"I have also been surprised at how much of our world we have been fortunate enough to see.  Our main occupation now is traveling. Two of our more unusual trips have been to Antarctica and the Arctic. We love all parts of Europe, even had an amazing tip to Russia, and this past year went to several countries in South America.  We still have to get to Australia/New Zealand and Asia."

When we aren't traveling, I keep myself busy with our gardens in the summer and planning more gardens in the winter"