Econo Lodge The Villas
Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
My last entry was brought to you from Palmerston North library....it was sunny...... by the time we left, it had started raining again! Not so heavy though - thank god! Ok another note to future tourers of New Zealand..... the DOC campsite brochure is not particularly helpful with distance and drive times to some of its campsites. Some are easily found with clear directions e.g Lewis pas, 20km before springs junction! The Peri Peri campsite ...
... it was on a roundabout and we could get a photo of them the right way around (Ferguson st, Victoria ave just wouldn't have looked right) and in the same frame of the photo (even if I do look like a midget because I had to stand on the far side of the intersection).
So for a score (3 x 2) + (2 x 2) = 10
Next stop... not sure but we want to try and call in at Owlcatraz a bird park on the way through
... only 4 of us in our group so Lizzie had some time to teach those of us who wanted to some skills so she taught claire and I to trot (and accidentally canter) which was a lot of fun if not a little scary, I definitely want to try more riding when I get home and learn how to sit and slow down when running. We trekked around for about 2 hours before heading back to the lodge for a delicious Roast Chicken dinner and some evening drinks. Today was ...
... of our granddaughters Urged us to
Then its off to Florence. Again it will be all those usual
attractions that we want to see and experience.
Then back for a week in Paris. Mum has her ticket money to go
up the Eiffel Tower. There are many places we will want to catch up with and
Then across to Toronto which will be family time with Judi and
Grady and their family. We are really looking forward to ...
... of the Queen Charlotte Sounds on either side. We lasted all of two minutes on the viewing deck due to wind chill. As we pulled into the main section of the Cook Strait Tom turned to me and stated that now we were getting to the really rough bit (he obviously hadn't been on a ferry with me before) so as the waves grew higher and my stomach turned to paper-mache I decided to sleep and Tom worked out a plan for when we arrived in ...