lived in Chicago until age 14 then moved to Solana Beach, Ca. Returned to Chicago at 23 and back to Encinitas, CA mid-50s. Had the good fortune to travel extensively to Mexico as a child - my mother was born there and every other year we would spend a month. (Not bilingual :-((( ). Still love to travel and have installed this love in my children; they in turn have afforded me some great opportunities during their studies abroad. Ive seen things and been places I never dreamed of and i want more! My conversation starter to folks who say they live vicariously through me? "Do you have a passport? What are you waiting for!"