My nick is Gidget in the room but my name is Linda VanMarter. I was born and lived in Eugene, OR but moved just outside Portland in 1987. My husband Jim is ^Truckr in the chat room. We were married in August of 2005 after having dated in the mid 60's, going our separate ways and reunited in 2002. On our first date back in the 60's we went to see "Gidget" and "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" and after we got married we spent our honeymoon in Hawaii. Hence the nick "Gidget". I had a long career in outside sales and really loved it. The last few years of my career were with a gift company. I traveled quite a bit with my job and now that I'm retired I haven't stopped traveling! Jim and I have a large 5th wheel trailer and we spend nearly full time camp hosting in Oregon and California state parks. We have 3 Dachshunds who are our little 'travel hosts'. Their names are Ikey, Bailey and Stewart. Those of you who have been to the last couple of gatherings know Ikey and Bailey well LOL. Stewart is a new rescue as of Feb. 2016.