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Couch-surfing in arctic temperatures!

I am a wimp!

Yes, I grew up in Chicago, amidst the unbearable, arctic-like winters… but couch-surfing in the cold is a whole other story! (Guess I got spoiled couch-surfing in L.A. — plus, having a car made it a breeze versus braving the buses, subways and the cold here! That’s one way to pack light! Who wants to lug more than one suitcase in this weather? The other day, it was 70 degrees! This afternoon, it was sunny and in the 50s. I don’t get it! Earlier today, a Chicago friend told me, “You know Chicago — we get four seasons in one day.” Now, I believe him!)

Here’s a screengrab from a friend’s place where I’m staying tonight:

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Yes, a nice 38 degrees — and it doesn’t feel like 38 degrees! (It feels like zero!)

I’m packing for my next couch, in Oak Park. Yay, it’s warmer there ( says)! We’ll see!

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If you have any tips for surviving this coooollllllddddd, let me know!

Couch-surfing in Chicago!

I always love coming back to Chicago — and meet such great people through each time I do! (I wanted to sleep at my grandma’s nursing home, but I wasn’t old enough!) 😮 Aside from couches, hosts many events throughout the city — game nights, outings to see the Cubs, etc.

It’s a great way to meet people from, literally, all over the world! Have you ever used or attended one of their events? Tell me if you have or do!

Some couch-surf, some state-surf…

Interesting article about a guy who walked across the country to gather messages for the president… with some couch-surfing thrown in, too… Click here to read it.

Any thoughts??