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... break at the hotel for a little bit and then we drove over to Devonport. The sunset was cloudy and wasn't much so we went to Corelli's for dinner. I had a great roast beef dinner with potatoes and carrots, Jess had tomato soup.
We came back to the hotel real quick to get more coats and hats for the observatory. We got to the Stardome Observatory and it was pitch black, I guess they don't have street lights everywhere. The show started and ...
... you wanted it to be. We even
found 'cruise' control which came in pretty handy on the long
straight bits where you could easily speed over the seemingly slow
100kph. The driving was all part of the adventure for us too, which
is good, because there was a lot of road to drive. But what roads
they are! The windiest, sharpest corners, most inconsistently up and
down, climbing over mountains, weaving through valleys, pottering
through farmland, ...
... a walk up to the Aotea centre for the Auckland Writer’s Festival- a similar affair to the Hay but much smaller. There were some free children’s readings which we took Chloe to (we are now all familiar with Grandma McGarvey who none of us had previously heard of) and Rachel and Stella got books signed by Alice Walker. We continued the literary theme with a visit to the Auckland library where Chloe performed her ...
... We did however, pass a hot spring on the way, and so went for a look. It was literally a warm river. It was so bizarre!! We were slightly concerned however, by the sign that said that you could catch amoebic meningitis from the pool if you ducked your head in the water. After a around half an hour in the springs we set off for the Tongariro National Park, where we stayed at Mangahuia campsite. Because we were in the mountain range, it was absolutely freezing. So cold that in ...
... hobby, it is a passion that
they shared to each other’s during 80 minutes. It is the biggest rugby league
in New Zealand so there are a couple of All Black’s players and you can feel a
relationship between the fans and the players and it gives a lot of motivation
to the players and this is probably why the Blues won the game 40-30. It is not
rare to see a grandfather, a father and ...
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