Siena Motor Lodge
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... over to what's called the 'garden of peace', towards the back of the settlement. It's really relaxing back there, with a small pond, and benches so you can read.
Mum would like to know that the settlement has a little free library out front, and they sell marmalade in it too!
We also took a walk down to Virginia Lake, which is right nearby (about a 15 minute walk?). But we didn't make it all the way ...
It is always such a joy to walk through the Maori carved wooden archway at Auckland Airport. We had been greeted with smiles at Immigration - “welcome back grey swallows...” and now more smiles and helpfulness at the Duty Free. Yes, I know we are buying something but everybody is just so NICE. We have stocked up on Gin for me and Rum for him and taken advantage of buying our full allowance of New Zealand wines which come in plastic ...
... still raining really hard, and when we reached the ski field, it was slowly turning into snow.
After driving to the ski area, we started on our journey to Wanganui. After about half an hour of driving, the sky cleared up and we had some beautiful views of green mountains dotted with cows and sheep. We stopped several time to take pictures, and even saw some wild goats on one of our photo stops!
We reached Wanganui around ...
... meant no grip but Paul and Martin had a great time pulling non stop 'U-ies' in the yard! Then the lads all tried the unicycles but were no more successful than they were on the two wheeled pivoting skateboard, however Dan was great on both and cycled the 7 foot high unicycle down the road. Other toys included several jet skis, a motorized skate board, a Water bird... ski foils that you stand on with a sort of jump action which mimics the action of a dolphin ...
... Stu Tomlin - of course :). Later we were told that they had other plans if we had flown into Wanganui with a bit of a welcoming at the airport. Yes it's good to be home, we have missed these people.
Seems surreal to be home, we have accomplished some of the things we wanted to do. Met lots of lovely family in Holland, seen where Bo's dad spent the beginning of his life, met lots of awesome people, and had a taste of travelling ...