Merrill & I love meandering around our city on days off; it is very walkable and there is a nice variety of spots to explore. We also spend time hanging out in cafes, playing Chinese Checkers, scheming creative projects, hosting the occasional game night, and going out to the movies. Starting with exchange students in high school and continuing to hosting friends of friends when they are in town, I have a longheld affinity for hosting and sharing what I love about where I live. Merrill grew up overseas without a strong sense of home, and as an adult he makes friends readily: commuter buddies, at his favorite cafe, workshops....We both value small and local and are a great resource for nice places around here. Warm & welcoming is our style of hosting.