Thursday, March 17, 2011

Long Weekends

We have just spent a great weekend with Sue and Peter who are in the midst of their South Island holiday. Last week as I finished work on Wednesday, Warren had DREEEM out on the road ready to head off to Te Anau. Two hours later saw us parked up with Kim and Fred in their POP (Park over property) in Te Anau where we were based for 3 nights. We spent a very touristy few days there. We visited Milford Sound by car as the Homer Tunnel is too low for our motorhome to pass through. We spent a day going over the lake to the Manapouri Power Station ( Eat your heart out Tony!) and we also visited the glow worm caves across the lake from Te Anau.There is much more for us to do around this area and we plan to go back with bikes and kayak one day soon.  Sunday, we came back to Invercargill, visited Bluff and the amazing Richardson Truck museum in town.  Sue and I enjoyed the museum as much as the guys as there were lots of memories there for us with the types of trucks that dad had when we were kids. Reo's, Bedford's, Dodges and even Mack's like the one DREEEM is!  The weather held out well for the whole time and Sue and Peter headed off on Monday to further their travels.
It feels like we are on holiday all the time!  We are planning to ride the Otago Rail trail over Easter weekend with Edel and Peter Kretchmer. That will take us 3 good days and we will take our kayaks as well to kayak down the Clutha River to the dam at Roxburgh. So much to do.....  Obviously we are still enjoying the deep south and all that it offers.

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