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17-May-2013 Going to the North Face …

Friday 17 May 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today I left home at 0730 as I had to be at work at 9am, and so I had the car packed as I had to leave work at 1430 so I could drive up to the Blue Mountains to do the rego for the North Face race in Leura at the Fairmont Resort.

I had booked a small cabin in Lawson as per usual I didn’t decide what to do until about the day before. The price was right – $60.

I said I would check in between 5pm and 6pm and made it just before 6pm, but then dashed out again for the race check-in. I was impressed with the fairmont – it was a cold night and they had a bunch of woodfires going so it had that very woody Blue Mountains smell. I saw Mikey from work, Sean, Mel, Ewen, Tall Geoff and a heap of other mates from CoolRunning. I developed a headache most probably from stress! After I got everything sorted I went past Wentworth Falls and got a pizza. I was back in Lawson and in bed by 9pm but kept waking up – a mix of a new bed, scared of the run and scared of oversleeping. It was very quiet and comfy.

Here is the review I left on AirBnb:

I only stayed briefly at Jan’s place overnight arriving in the dark and leaving early morning in the dark however I must say that I was very happy with my overall experience. Jan is very friendly. The room was like a country hut and was warm & cosy given the cold night outside. The furnishings were fine, all I needed or even more than I needed. It all looked very new like it had been re-furbished recently. I am definitely bookmarking this place for when I come past this way again. The garden is really great so even on warm summer days it would be good to sit on the steps and take it easy. In the dark they had lots of solar lanterns and lights, which was great. There were zillions of stars also!

AirBnB has a cool android app which I first started looking at when I was in India – I will probably use it more as you get a more “real person” experience rather than most normal online booking places.

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