Happy New Year! it has been a blur already - yesterday the husband and I truly had no idea of the day or the date. We are just back from a 5 day road trip of 943 km. A wonderful trip down to Rotorua, Napier and Taupo. Not a child in sight - oh but I am missing them - two at the scout jamboree look like they are having the time of their lives from Jamboree posts (I've spotted one in a photo - with 4500 scouts I was impressed! - in helicopters, eating goat and venison, making trap boxes for community service, rock climbing, duty patrol etc etc. I know one will be having an awesome times, the other who knows ;) - he said it might be a bit like an army camp! I hope they are badge swapping as their geeky mother is right into that!).
It was a few days of stopping here and there, driving the back of beyond (we had zero traffic issues anywhere!!!), wool shops, book shops, staying at art deco hotels and camping grounds, biking for kilometres, bakery lunches, cheeseboards at vineyards, wine sampling - such the best time!
Here's the cows in a small country town Morrinsille - obviously dairy farming territory! Very cool. The husband did complain here that the road trip involved constant driving - not stopping every 5 metres to take a photo of every cow I could find... ;). More tomorrow!