Couch Surfing is a social networking site dedicated to the art of traveling and staying in really great places for free. Meeting new people and experiencing a little part of different lives near and far. It is a fabulous way to extend a generous hand and offer up empty spaces of our homes for others. I have had the great opportunity to take part in couch surfing twice while traveling across the US and this past weekend I had the great opportunity to host my first couch surfer. It was a great experience and I feel very blessed to have hosted a fabulous couch surfer. This couch surfer was a young man traveling via bicycle up the Chisholm Trail. Even though I am still without an actual couch in my apartment, he slept on the floor with his camping gear and then out at the farm for two nights. After a most pleasant Easter weekend in Abilene, Kansas he departed to travel to Lincoln, NE. His complete trip will be on a bicycle from Austin, TX to Lincoln. Amazing if you ask me.
I just may have been inspired to do more of this biking action. Today, after biking with Michael down to the Dickinson County Historical Society, I biked across town to Alco and Dollar General. Then I biked over to some friends' house. It was even a little wet and rainy but saving on gas and contributing a positive effect to my body and the environment are definitely worth a little moisture and cold.