When Winnie’s husband retired after a 28-year naval career, the family returned to the mainland after nearly a decade in Hawaii. With the children grown and on their own, Winnie resumed her nursing career, retiring in 1992. She then embarked on years of avid travel. As a founding member of Senior University and looks back fondly on all those breakfast meetings and hours of work. When so many people registered for those very first classes, she created a travel course, which continues to this day. She moderated that course for the next 13 years, passing it on only when it interfered with her personal travel plans. Somehow, she fell back into her love of writing, and has authored several books including 3 major volumes of travel experiences and adventures.