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... supposed to be persuading us to buy. "This one is made with an Australian grape! I don't like it at all... by the way, did you know that the cost price of this wine is only $3, yet we sell it for $18?". We found her to be a refreshing and amusing host, although I suspect she won't go on to enjoy a long career in the wine industry with such a warts-and-all style.
From there on my memory of our day takes on a somewhat dreamlike quality. We drank, laughed, made appreciative ...
... been on their own as we get some unusual questions like, how do you work the washing machine? Or the stove, or have you seen my other shoe? Yes, we have become parents to thirty something kids that have to be constantly reminded to do the dishes and clean up after themselves. Most of them are working during the day but at night its a good thing there is two of us and we can share the work load and the questions.
We have had ...
... relaxed! Zzzzzz Set off for Renwick! Scenery different again! Mountainous/ hilly Douglas pine (I think) plantations. Millions of Christmas trees! Stopped off at Havelock, a very picturesque town famous for starting the education of Ernest Rutherford. Interesting to think that one day he was due to go fishing with his brothers but could not go at the last minute! His brothers both drowned on that trip! ...
... did, and on Thursday I stopped in at his work. I talked to the manager and set up for a weld test the following day. On Friday I passed the weld test and was asked to come in on Monday to see the head honcho about a work contract. That Saturday we had a torch passing BBQ as BG and Alex handed over the keys to the new managers at Leeways. The first week while we shared duties we slept in the van. When BG and Alex left on Monday morning we ...
... 2-hour hike along the Queen Charlotte Track. The whole track is 45 miles and takes about 4 days to walk. They have organized tours that you can take to do this, they take care of your luggage and put you up in small towns along the way. What an amazing trip that would be! The views along the hike were really ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed