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Lunchsurfing and Couchsurfing

Karl's car broke down about a week before we were going to go on the trip to Parry Sound to see Shylo's new cottage. It's a good thing, because the whole underneath was rusted completely out, and who knows, maybe we would have fallen right out of the bottom!

Since Karl wasn't going to ride on the back of my moto, I went ahead of him a couple of days early, because I am an underemployed bum.

Shylo and everyone wasn't going to get to the cottage until Friday noon-ish, and my last shift at work was on a Wednesday, so I had a whole day/night to kill somewhere. But where. I use meetways.com to find mid-points in between places, so the Madawaska Valley is right in between Ottawa and Parry Sound. I sent out some CS requests and got one back after like, two minutes from Kent in Combermere and Jen just a few minutes down the road from him. I already agreed to stay at Kent's place, so I had to tell Jen no. However, she offered to make me lunch at her organic farm with her husband and FIVE very blonde/blue eyed children.

That was crazy. The kids were jumping around everywhere, they showed me their chickens and sheep and I ate some sandwiches of HOMEMADE bacon and bread with homemade kimchi. For some reason, I felt the need to turn my motorcycle around all by myself. Their house is on a giant hill, and without thinking, I parked it facing downhill. After I let go, the whole thing fell right on top of me. Smart move Louise. Jen's husband, Tim helped me pick it up and showed me how to park it correctly on a hill. Ha.

From there, I went to Kent's house. He is a PR type person, but he's also kind of a part-time journo when he feels like it. He edits and publishes a yearly charity newspaper for Combermere.

He drove me around town in his Corvette and made me curry dinner. It was great. I had a nice relaxing sleep in his guest room. Not even a couch! Wow!

Posted by baixing 17:00 Archived in Canada

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