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Still unable to get used to the time difference I woke up at 4.30. Conscious that Danele had children I stayed in bed till I heard people moving about. Simon Richard and I came downstairs and sat in the lounge talking. One of Danele’s children came in and asked if we wanted some coffee. Before you knew it there was a little bit of a competition as to which of the kids was trying to impress us the most. Their parents tried to reign them back in and calm them down so they could get them ready for school. We felt a bit guilty for distracting them from this but at the same time they were so sweet we wanted to spend time with them.
The children went to school and Danele had offered to make us pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast, how could we say no. Danele was a fantastic host and chatted to us while serving up more coffee, OJ, pumpkin Pancakes, sausage and syrup. It was a breakfast of champions. Danele was in her running gear and ready to go so after a chat and letting our breakfast settle we headed out. This run was nowhere near as hilly as the previous run which was great. Danele, Simon and I ran down Danele’s Street which was really long, straight and quiet. It was perfect for a run, we chatted along the way and we’re running for fun not pace. When we got back to the Keepers Inn we got Richard and took a host photo with Danele.
After showers we ended up sitting and talking to Danele some more. A big part of this trip so far has been sharing stories. People are fascinated by what Simon is doing but we have been equally interested in their stories. Danele offered to make some lunch so we had a Grilled Cheese and soup and continued to chat. The problem with talking to interesting people is we end up setting off later than we want to. Eventually we had to say our goodbyes and headed out.
Richard drove to Cambridge, most of the journey was on a toll road. We were freaking out a bit about how much it would cost as we would be on it for over 50 miles. When we reached the toll booth we were ready to hear a real high number, the lady on the booth told us on was $2.90. Not quite the crazy expense we were expecting so we all had a chuckle as we drove off.
We arrived and met our new hosts Kimberley and Kevin who were really friendly and told us they had watched some YouTube videos about Simon. Their apartment is gorgeous and we have the entire thing to ourselves as they were staying elsewhere. Despite being here for 3 days we may not see the again so we made sure to get a host photo with them before they left us. Simon had been booked in for a haircut with a local barber so Richard went to whole foods to get groceries and Simon and I went to the barbers which was only about 3 minutes away on foot.
Sly was expecting us and greeted us warmly to his barber shop. Simon had the idea to shave the airbnb logo into the back of his head before then clean shaving his head. Sly was up for this and did a great job. After Sly gave Simon the cleanest shave of his life we headed back to the apartment where Richard was making chilli. After a load of laundry was put on We settled in for some food and football. It’s been really nice having hosts to entertain us and we have thoroughly enjoyed talking to everybody we have met but it was really nice to just slob out on the sofa and chill.