|Leadership Day #2|
Thursday night we had to say goodbye to Chris and Ruth, when they dropped us off back in Palmy and headed back to Wellington. Our hosts in Palmy were a wonderful couple, Lance and Juliet, that we came in contact with through Warm Showers, which is a site just like Couch Surfing, but specifically for cyclists. They immediately got on board with what we were trying to do, and Lance helped us to organize a fundraiser there in Palmy. We hadn't planned on doing one there, but with his help, we knew we couldn't pass up this opportunity! He did all of the organizing for us, and we just had to be there! Thanks so much Lance!
|Our World Vision Lantern|
|And us in the Parade!|
|Some of the participants in our game!|
The day ended at 4:00, just as it started to rain, but we were happy to have had a really pleasant 2 days in Palmy, and got a chance to be in the cultural festival, in a parade with the mayor, and to meet the wonderful local people of Palmerston North. We went back home and shared a lovely dinner with Lance and Juliet (made by Lance, the celebrity chef I might add...) and went to bed, after our bikes had had a long break, ready to be ridden again the next morning...
We managed to raise $190 in Palmerston North. Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade and the cultural festival, who helped raise money for the famine in Africa, and for making our stay a lovely experience!