Michele Eakins-TeSelle: Three Questions, Three Answers

Earl Danger doing his best to convince me he needs whatever I have.

Earl Danger doing his best to convince me he needs whatever I have.

1. What is your favorite thing about the Pacific Northwest?

My favorite thing? The seasons - no, really! We have wet and cold, mildly warm and wet, HOT, and brisk and wet. There's nothing better than a solid rain in the spring time, or the smell of the crisp-and-getting-colder air in the fall. I'm a true PNWer. I like my snow where it belongs - in the mountains. 

2. Tell us about your pet. 

Do you have a few hours? Anyone who knows me, and actually plenty of people who hardly know me at all, know about our dog, Earl Danger. He's a 14 year old Miniature Schnauzer that we rescued when he was 7 years old. He's pretty much the cutest thing you've ever seen - I'm not biased. Just imagine a grumpy old man, and make him a dog. At home we call Earl "Murphy's Law of Dogs" because if it's even remotely possible for a dog (or any animal) to have some sort of issue, Earl's going to have it. In case you're wondering, yes it is possible for dogs to be allergic to fleas. 

3. Where do you want to travel? 

Anywhere and everywhere. We've been lucky to travel far and often. We haven't ventured south of the equator much, but we recently went on a 3 week self-drive safari in Botswana that was completely life changing. We're already planning our next trip to the continent - this time to Kenya and Tanzania. When we started planning our Botswana trip, we went to a travel talk where the presenter approached us afterwards to see what we thought. She warned us that Africa "gets under your skin" and man, was she right.