...All roads lead to Chico!
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Then, up to Chico!! The drive had it's glitches as well, but in the end I arrived, and Donna was there to greet me. We've spent SO MUCH TIME on the phone together, and I've seen so many pictures, it wasn't like meeting someone for the first time at all!
Now it's time to talk about Donna for a minute. Obviously, everyone on Couchsurfing is a volunteer, and that's a big deal in itself; they volunteer to share themselves with others, they volunteer to share their homes, or their time... But then there is a core group of volunteers that work their butts off to keep that website up and functional; and Donna is most certainly one of the top ones. Hours, and hours, and hours she spends.... every day.... keeping CS going.
We began to make the appitizers for when Amy (amypris) and Seb arrived, but then we got a call from them that they had been delayed as well; so Donna and I headed down to the park in the middle of town to hear Chico's famous live band, "Spark and Cinder". This band has been together for about 30 years, and when they play, Chico shows up to listen!! They were really great, and it was a lot of fun to be there.
Also, the park held one of those water fountains where the water spurts up through spouts in the cement - the kids love it!! I took some pics of the kids playing in it, the were fantastic to watch.
I got to meet a ton of Donna's friends, and that was really great. Then we headed back to the house, and Amy and Seb arrived. We had an AMAZING dinner created by Donna (She is famous throughout the Couchsurfing community for her incredible cooking) and then hung out in the backyard until very, very late; finally, around 2:30 in the morning, we went to bed. :-)