Rose and I met Geneva on our flight to L.A. She sat between us. Geneva works for California Endowment. It is a company started by Blue Shield when it went private and had to set up funds to help people in California. She works with the company and her tribe, Yuroks, in northern California. She works with California Endowment and the Yuroks to decide how the money is to be allocated to best serve the needs of the community. Her family has a small retreat center called Regua Inn (http://www.requainn.com). They have 13 cabin rooms and a 3 bedroom house in the Redwoods overlooking the coast. Locally grown, organic meals are prepared in their restaurant. People who stay there go hiking in the Redwoods. If you want more information about the Inn, check out in California. We had a wonderful time conversing with her.
Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart.
She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all.
She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.