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Good Friends

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.

Splashing
  She is tireless in her efforts and her work.  It's really stunning.

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.  :-)

AndiPerullo says:
You'll never believe this, but I just wrote a blog with almost the same title. Haha! We are so cute!!!
Posted on: Jun 16, 2007
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Good Friends
Good Friends
Splashing
Splashing
Smoke and Cinder!!
Smoke and Cinder!!
Chico Park...
Chico Park...
Silly time
Silly time
Silly
Silly
More water fun
More water fun
Having fun
Having fun
Getting wet
Getting wet
Water Play
Water Play
Donna cooking
Donna cooking
Me and Amy
Me and Amy
Amy and Donna
Amy and Donna
Donnas amazing cooking
Donna's amazing cooking
Posing for the camera
Posing for the camera
Dancing in the water
Dancing in the water
And more kids...
And more kids...
Kids!
Kids!
Kids!
Kids!
Donna being silly
Donna being silly
Chico
photo by: princessbride029