Lake Karapiro Lodge
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We worked from our rooms today then Van, Louise, & I ventured out for lunch in Otorohanga.
We then drove to Cambridge to do some shopping.
That was a fail. It would appear that 90% of the stores in NZ are not open on Sunday. The rest are mostly restaurants. :(
... forward to the tour so jumped aboard the coach.
The coach took us on a short drive down the valley to the start of the tour and although we still hadn’t had a glimpse of the Shire thus yet the excitement was building for us and clearly for Enthusiastic Simon who was hopping from foot to foot eager to get in!
Before we knew it we were walking through a narrow pathway, which Enthusiastic Simon told us was the way Gandalf ...
... brother in law (Renee and Paul) in Auckland, the holiday home in Whangamata, and spent most of it on the farm with Christine's Grandad in Te Pahu. We went on a few hikes, a few drives, took the farm dog Toby for a few walks and toured the farm. It was a lot of ...
Jane decided to show us some of her local history this morning, at Firth Tower, a museum of many parts dedicated to preserving buildings and artefacts from the early 1900s. The tower was the centrepiece of the Firth estate, established by Josiah Clifton Firth so he could survey his land of 55000 acres. His homestead was filled with examples of life in those times, and we enjoyed spotting & discussing things we remember ...
... was so serene and the tree they used is real and it's 100 years old. The one above Bilbo Baggins house is steel and silicon though with 200,000 wired on leaves. We left to go back to the bus and and were pretty impressed. They do a good job.
We then headed home. During our ride, we saw a cool sign for Candyland where you can make your own candy. We decided to turn off and see what it was. It ended up being a dump with old candy bins and one worker who I ...