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?