What are you up to: "I just finished walking my two dogs, Sally and Marco, two miles on the trail at the Northland Arboretum. I usually walk two miles a day twice a day. My little puppy can't go four miles at one time so I have to break it up. I don't walk often at the arb, but I love fall."
Coolest place you've ever been: "Damascus, Syria, in the Middle East. I went there 15-20 years ago and I'd love to go again. It was a fantastic experience. I've traveled to quite a few places. This place has been occupied by people longer than anywhere else in the world. I just went to Africa, I got back a few days ago. I was there for two weeks. The safari was the best part and Cape Town was very nice.
Nancy Galatowitsch of Merrifield took a brief break after walking her two dogs earlier this month on the trail at the Northland Arboretum. Galatowitsch walks four miles a day.
Brainerd Dispatch/Kelly Humphrey
"I used to travel a lot, but I've been taking care of my mother, who is 104, so I couldn't go as much. But now she is in a nursing home in Brainerd."
Family: Four sons and nine grandchildren.
Do you work: "I taught nursing and worked in a hospital for many years before I retired. I was living in the Cities and I retired up here. We owned a resort up here in 1969 called Gene's Place, but we called it Sunset Ridge. We ran it for 20 years. My husband was a principal and had summers off so that's what we did."
Hobbies: "I like to read, exercise, fish and I have huge perennial gardens."
Favorite warm drink: Cappuccino.
What's on your bucket list: "I want to travel someplace in the winter where it's warmer, maybe in Sicily or some other place, not necessarily in the U.S. I travel so much that if I didn't do it, it wouldn't be me."
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Motto you live by: "Peace and Love Spoken Here. I am not judgmental to anyone."
Something that upsets you: "Politicians when they do negative campaigning. They can be so negative and I want to say they can be so stupid, they just don't get it. They need to stop the negative campaigning ... I think we're not created equal and we have to not judge other people if they can't work or they are work alcoholics we need to allow people to be who they are. I get so upset when people don't want their tax dollars to go to something that will help others."
Last book you read: "I just read two books by Stieg Larsson."
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