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September 10th, 2008 – by: afredrix
We made it to our bus and on to Cambridge, where our next hosts awaited us. My first couchsurfing experience in Seattle had been befriending a couple traveling English guys. It was the ideal reciprocal set-up: they stay with me in Seattle, I stay with them in England. The glitch in this perfect plan is that Tom and John are still in Seattle, 8 months later. In his place, Tom offered up his parents as alternative hosts. Jean and Mike Bishop just might be the cutest little English couple I've ever met, and if I could pack them up and bring them along for the rest of the trip (in a very non-homicidal/Dahmer sense of the phrase), I would.
Tom had also promised Jean's home-cooking as a prize to seal the deal. I was sold, and she didn't disappoint. In between lunch and dinner and the great conversation, Mary and I went into the town center to explore Cambridge in all of its scholarly beauty.
When we left the next morning, Jean sent us on our way with two pack-lunches and an invitation to return whenever we'd like. I hope they meant it, because I think I just might.
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