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Couch Surfing

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Are you familiar with couchsurfing? It's an online community where you can open your home to others while they are traveling or find a place to stay while traveling yourself. We have been hosting people for 2 years now. At our place they have the bonus of having an actual bed to sleep in. We have had people from Germany, Sweden, Amsterdam, New York, North Carolina, California, Canada, etc. They have come by bike, car, and river.

Yesterday we hosted a man from California and a man from New Zealand. They are running across the United States, promoting exercise to children. Plus they had another couple with them as their support staff. These guys were so chill and super nice. Great energy! It's wonderful to see how grateful people are for a shower and a bed. We had spaghetti and meatballs, plus I baked them a strawberry rhubarb pie. We talked for the longest time and they got to catch up on their blogging and facebooking.

There is something about having a busy house full of people in the morning that brightens my day a little. I don't know what it is, maybe from growing up with an extended family, but it just puts me in a good mood. Plus I really enjoy making coffee and meals and all of that for people. My soul is that of an old Italian woman. hehehe This makes me wonder if I haven't missed my calling. Part of me wants a bed & breakfast... the question is where?
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  • MARINGAL
    I love that idea!
    1967 days ago
  • KAHLAD1
    What a nice thing to do! I'm sure that the people you have hosted are very thankful for your hospitality.
    1967 days ago
  • SMILES4383
    Looks to me as if you have a great start to the concept of Bed & Breakfast.
    "Build it - they will come"

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    1967 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    So nice that you have had good experiences with this. I've often thought of a bed & breakfast, but am stumped by the location question.
    1967 days ago
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