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The same thing we do every night Pinky....try to take over the world!
2 of the kids and I set out on our bikes to ride coast-to-coast so that we could see the great country we live in on a more up-close and personal level. We started in new York city and made it halfway before circumstances beyond our control forced us to cancel in Rapid City, SD. We returned to Tallahassee with a vastly-improved understanding of Couchsurfing and a desire to share that enthusiasm with others.
The purpose of our ride was to try to raise awareness of the importance of dads in kids' lives in the hopes that more children will have healthy relationships with their dads.
Make everyone else's life just a little brighter. We're all on this ride together, so we should make the best of it and pull together.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
Mi couch, su couch. We spent 3 months Couchsurfing across the country by bike, and have always been active on Warmshowers. We have had several guests stay with us and have always enjoyed showing them our little corner of the country.
Don't let the 73% reply rate mislead you, i answer everyone I can but sometimes they send a request too late and by the time I see it, their request has expired...which gets counted against your percentage, or else I receive a request on my phone and return contact by voice or text, which again is counted against you. Feel free to message again if you need to for emergencies.
OK, so now we're not as new since we completed about half of our trip across America by bicycle. I am still amazed at all the little microslices of American life we were allowed to view! Once you get past looking at CS as simply a free place to crash and realize the social exchange that goes on when you visit someone with a different lifestyle, CS takes on a whole new dimension. It was a perfect combination with our bike ride, which had a main purpose of meeting new people. I was concerned that camping our way across would not let us meet as many different folks as I wanted to, but CS changed all of that....we only camped when hosts weren't available and spent the rest of our time getting to know the people that make up this great country.
Active in Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), ham radio, disaster relief and search and rescue. I love sailing, biking, canoeing, riding my motorcycle, and camping. I just finished nursing school and am about 2/3 of the way through massage school, so am always up to talking about healing, compassionate touch, and alternative medicine
Music, Movies, and Books
Mostly country, bluegrass, and old rock, but love anything....even rap as long as they're not advocating slappin hos and cappin cops. I just met Ricky Skaggs and got his autograph on my banjo and mandolin. For books, I have everything from Lowe's Home Repair to Different Loving and The Ethical Slut
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Rode my bicycle more than halfway across the country and spent time on a hospital parking garage roof helping coordinate the helicopter evacuation of several hundred patients and staff. Look up Tulane hospital evacuation for more details.
Teach, Learn, Share
Never stop learning no matter how impractical some knowledge may be, you never know when you might be able to re-interpret it and use it for a totally unrelated purpose. MacGyver is my hero.
Countries I’ve Visited
Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, United States