We arrived in Palmerston North on Friday after a rocky drive from Napier. The weather was terrible, really strong winds and rain and when the trucks drove past on the smaller windy roads it was hard to keep the car straight! When we arrived we drove to Rose and Allans house and met Allan on his lunch break from work. We then went for a drive around the town and had a well earned subway. I then bought myself a lovely pink baby g watch, ideal for travelling and at 28 quid i couldnt say no!! We then met with Rose and Allan at a cafe/bar after they had finished work for a few drinks with them and their friends which was really nice. We then went back to their house where Allan introduced us to his extensive spirit collection :) Its soooo nice being in a home instead of a hostel, Rose even provided us with our first electric blanket experience which is great, its soooo cold here now! Then yesterday they took us out to see the wind farms and some of the sights of Palmerston North. We then went out for a yummy meal and drinks which has left me feeling slightly worse for wear today. Garry on the other hand was hardcore and carried on drinking cocktails no problem! Today Garry drove Allans sports car so he has been smiling about that all day. Tomorrow we head to Wellington for 2 nights then we arent sure where but we will keep you updated!
Dad - not sure if thats mine or Garrys dad but yep, hes turning into action man, he keeps looking into other extreme activities to do so watch out for pics :)
Aunty Don - Great to hear from you!!! We are having an amazing time here as you can see from the pics. There are backpackers of all ages, its amazing how many people have gave up their jobs and rented out their houses for a year to come travelling!!!