They like to stay with people in their private homes rather than in hotels. Or, they like to host such travellers. Or both. I guarantee this is happening in your city, and it is happening all over this colorful world!
On we go.
Oh, and you get to upload photos. Nothing like posting a photo of your home online to make you want to beef up the flower beds! Public shame is the mother of improvement, after all. Do you think I need more gladiolus here, or more spiralling ivy?
Deep breath. This is what we’ve been excited to do, right? So after finishing our “very important errands” and just in the nick of time, Angela & I swung by a super classy giant chain store (starts with a W) to stock up on not only guest-worthy dinner ingredients but also a few spontaneous creature comforts like a new polka dotted body pillow, extra toothbrushes, and vanilla candles.
Looking back, the body pillow is difficult to explain. When I saw it in a center aisle though, it stage- whisered to me, “COUCHSURFERS WILL NEED THIS!” So it became part of our home’s pillow arsenal for a mere $9.
One extra word on dinner prep for couch surfers: Handsome and I had the notion that lots of our visitors might never be exposed to Oklahoma except through this experience, so we (meaning I) really wanted to make a splash. We (meaning I) really wanted to make a Land of the Red Man-Prairie Life impression, ya know? So lovely pasta dishes, Tex-Mex, and take out Chinese were mostly out of the question. We were going for an authentic Okie menu, and that proved to be tricky. What would you have served?