Jon is originally from Brooklyn, Michigan. He came to Florida in 1980 to race motocross for the winter and never left. Darlene is a Floridian born in the Fort Lauderdale area. Jon met Darlene at her parents KOA Campground; and they married in Haines City, Florida. They have been married for 36 years. They have had a variety of jobs and careers. While living in the Brandon area, Darlene sold real estate and Jon was laying bricks and blocks. Later, they changed careers and started driving a truck together. They drove long distance for 9 years out of Dade City for D & K Transport. After driving truck for several years, they decided to go back to college to get an education. Darlene graduated with honors with a degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from UCF, and she taught school for six years. Jon graduated sum cum laude with a degree in Civil Engineering from UCF and works for Cross Texas Transmission, a power development company. In 1998, after 17 years of marriage, Neil was born. He is now 19 years old and currently working at Publix in Groveland. He loves video games, snow skiing, and swimming. Airport pets will greet your arrival. Jet, black doberman, is 9 years old and Sierra, border collie, is 4 years old. They are very friendly. We also have 1 very friendly cat named Girl-Friend. Just sit in the grass and they will come to welcome you.