Last night's couchsurfers are a European couple doing a driving tour of the eastern states for the summer before heading west for a grad program at Stanford. They came via Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Catskills, and were heading next to Lancaster and then West Virginia.
They kindly bought me a sandwich when I met them at Collegetown Bagels for a quick dinner, and then I took them on a quick driving tour around town. It was pretty foggy, but we still got to see some nice sights.
Right after I dropped them back at their car in Collegetown to head up to my place, Joanna texted that they'd just randomly run into the one person they knew who'd ever lived in Ithaca, a guy who spent a year of grad school here but no longer lives in town. He was just back for a visit!
They asked with almost childlike anticipation if they could use my shower when they got to my place. I guess they've mostly been camping and it had been a few days since they'd done more than rinse off with cold water. They also asked if I preferred that they sleep in sleeping bags. No need! I've got a real guest bed, and of course you can use that and the shower.
Penny really took to them, and I need to figure out how to keep her from being too friendly when I have guests. When someone is in the guestroom, that's their bed, not hers, and she has to wait to be invited. She's very good about waiting to be invited onto mine, at least, but this isn't the first time she's nosed open the guestroom door for a visit.
I guess she missed them after they left this morning. When I got out of the shower, she was curled up on the guest bed instead of on mine, as she usually is.