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We are fully vaccinated and will only consider hosting fully vaccinated guests!
We really appreciate guests that say 2 or 3 days, then we have time to get to know them. People who show up late and leave the next morning don't contribute to what we think of as the "couchsurfing experience" My wife, Rosine, and I just want to meet a variety of interesting people. I love learning something new every day.
Since some of you are new to Couchsurfing may I make some recommendations. Couchsurfing is based on trust, someone is letting a complete stranger stay in their home. First get " Verified," or have a lot of recommendations. Then a host at least know you are who you say you are. I know this is hard when you are just starting. Go to some local Couchsurfing events and meet people for references. Host some folks and they will give you references. Also add more pictures, I saw where one host wanted to see 25 photos. And last but not least, complete and beef up your profile so people get a good idea of who you are. All these thing encourage a host to invite stranger into their home.
Rosine and I have been married since 2007. We have a black golden retriever mix named Navi. I have 2 kids, a 27 year old son and a 30 year old married daughter. I now have 3 granddaughters. I've been a cook, a waiter, a bartender, a florist, and worked in hotels. I've been a pilot,a smuggler, a skydiver and a hippie. I worked for an airline for 25 years as an inspector, a mechanic, and a director of maintenance. I was an RN in surgery who circulated and scrubbed urology, gyn, plastics, transplant, ortho, PV and general surgery for 17 years.. I retired completely in July, 2021. Who knows what's next?
Try to learn something new every day!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
We have surfed one time and plan to to do more. We have hosted lots of very interesting and talented people.
Rosine and I joined CouchSurfing on 7/6/2012 after seeing an article in the AARP Magazine. We thought it would be a great way to meet interesting people. We have hosted people from all over the US and the world.
I am building a 1965 Cobra replica. I work as an RN in surgery and get to help patients every day. I have a marvelous wife that I am very much in love with!
Music, Movies, and Books
Rosine and I are avid movie fans. We have been members of The Salt Lake Film Society for 7 years. We see about 50 movies a year, mostly Sundance type films,
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I got to see the Standing Buddhas in Afghanistan in 1975 before they were destroyed by the Taliban.
I was an avid skydiver back in the 1970's and made over 500 jumps.
I'm still just an old hippie at heart!
Teach, Learn, Share
It is amazing what Rosine and I have learned from our couchsurfers. The difference between Holland and the Netherlands. The type of educational systems and government in The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, and Austria. We have learned a lot about cultural differences and similarities.
Countries I’ve Visited
Afghanistan, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
Countries I’ve Lived In