Mike, Susan and their children have all been very welcoming and helpful. Way before arriving they were sending me tips and advice on things to see and do in the city. They have certainly made me feel like their home is my home. We have shared some great home cooked meals, a few hours on the beach, a couple of cold beers and watched the Hawks win the grand Final.
One of their daughters is currently hitchhiking through Iceland and Norway and from the sounds of it is also receiving much generous hospitality. They decided they wanted to 'repay the word' so have opened up their home to me. I can see a chain reaction beginning because I am certainly going to be doing the same once I return home.
How long will this good will continue being passed from person to person?
I will see them again when I return to Chicago because they have also offered to store and look after my bike and all my stuff while I'm in England.