Carla's Guidebook. My husband , Ted and I have lived in Arlington for 25 years, having moved here from the New England area. Ted is originally from California, and I am originally from New Orleans. I work as a reading specialist at a public school. My husband works in an environmental field. We love to go on outdoor vacations especially in the Northwest. Ted is an avid runner and triathlete, which is not my cup of tea, but we both like hiking and backpacking. We also both love reading, photography, music and food. We enjoy learning about other cultures and meeting people from around the world and the country. We both speak a little bit of Spanish.