Saturday, September 19, 2009

She'll be coming around the mountain

A couple weekends ago we took the babies for a little train ride.

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That's them pulling up the rear.  As you can see it's a mini-train which is maintained by the mini steam-powered train club (below).

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Having tea, like good kiwi blokes.  We are so civilized here in NZ.  Check out the little engine - See the fire in there?

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Here's the coal.

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Oh, it was a fun time.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Wild Geese

And Sheep.

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I'm not sure what's going on in the picture below.  I just want to say that Kim and I are aware of the importance of teaching children about hygiene.

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Two geese looking for trouble...

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...sneaking into the hen-house...a clean, hygienic hen-house. 

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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

End of the End of the World Trip - the final chapter (part 1).

On our way home from the end of the world, we pulled through this little village, Opononi which is famous for having a pet dolphin, Opo, in the '50s.  This dolphin was very friendly and would even make you a sandwich if you asked nice. 
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Just down the road is NZs largest tree.  It's a Kauri tree named Tane Mahuta which means 'lord of the forest'.  Very old (~1200 y.o.) and large.
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We also had the pleasure of sampling the 'best fish and chips in NZ' at the Mangonui Fish Shop.
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As most of you know, I'm a bit of a F&C connoisseur.  I found the fare here to be unremarkable.  Even though the F&C wasn't that special, the company couldn't have been better.
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There's no place I would have rather been in the world.