About Us - Who is it behind the scenes of this website?
We're here for those who have a passion for all things related to palm trees. Just like us! As our website is named...
Mission: Palm Trees
We love being in the realm of these beautiful tropical trees. We're fortunate to live in Tucson Arizona, where the climate suits the growth of palms. We love our town.
But we also love to travel! And more often than not, where do we go? Quite frequently it's where we can relax under, stroll alongside, or view scenically: palm trees!
Yes, our website's mission purpose is posted at the top of each of our web pages. (Just look above!) That palm trees are...
NOT ONLY RADIANT PLANTS - THEY'RE A FUN LIFESTYLE!
We're both happily retired from our medical field professions as Respiratory Therapists in hospitals and in education.
But we've always loved traveling. Since we first met, and began dating - way back! We'd take car trips. Back then we lived in the Northeast of the U.S. With cold winters, we dreamed of going to warmer places.
We married, and began progressing in careers. Eventually with our own business: Karen as a sign painter, and Bill as a custom auto detailer. It enabled us to make those travel plans we were hoping for. Going south to Florida, southwest to Texas, even to Hawaii. We had two kids after marriage, which meant we usually took them along with us.
Finally after visiting Arizona, we made the decision to move to Tucson. It took some planning, and financial adjustment. But we made it happen, and were so glad we did!
At that time we needed a new career. It's when we went to school, becoming Respiratory Therapists. Working in local Tucson hospitals.
After practicing for a substantial time, we were offered teaching positions in an Associate Degree program for Respiratory Therapy. In Southern California! We said absolutely! Spent 10 years there, until time for retirement - when we returned to Tucson.
All in all we love our state: Arizona. We also love traveling to all those places where palm trees grow. Visiting groves, towns & cities, resorts, botanical gardens and more. All to experience the tropical climate with its palm tree settings. Plus the stunning beauty and many opportunities for recreation these areas provide, that are right up our alley!
We love this type of fun. We invite you to come along for fun with us!
Although born in Scranton Pennsylvania, growing up on the U.S. Northeastern Coast, I always knew I'd end up in a warmer climate. Before we moved away, we'd head south for vacations. Savannah Georgia, anywhere in Florida, driving southwest to Texas. I'd get a happy feeling as soon as I started seeing palm trees along the way!
I've always loved outdoor activities, travel, history, nature, conservation and birding. All of which melds well with the interest I began developing in palm trees.
I'm the primary author/constructor/webmaster of this website. But Bill is involved, too!
Bill is my husband. We've been married many years - were high school sweethearts. We enjoy many of the same activities and interests. That includes our travels where we can sit in a café by a bay or ocean beach lined with palm trees!
Bill contributes to the website. He helps with ideas, photos, offering critiques, researching information. He collaborates on our investigative trips to find needed info. He's imaginative and thinks of unique information and creations to offer readers.
Bill loves beautiful scenery, new adventures, etc. He adores the Southwest, and really loves Arizona! Exploring new tropically toned places to visit, such as Hawaii, is a favored past-time.
Do you have questions, or comments?
Tell us what we're missing? What more would you hope to be seeing on our site?
What can we find out for you? We're open to input!
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