My auntie picked us up in the rain when we got off the bus at Invercargill. Then we drove out to Centrebush, where they live in a converted church. The house is really nice with lots of land, and 3 sheep (which Marc had fun chasing).
The first day we all went out to the Catlins and went down to the beach to walk the dogs along the sand. We also went to see the Petrified Forest at Curios Bay which was interesting as the wood has been preserved in the volcanic rock there. That evening we had another yummy home cooked meal with my auntie and uncle. Nice not to be McDonalds all the time!!
The second day my auntie drove us (and the dogs) up to Te Anau to have a look round the town and then down to Manapouri and Riverton. In the afternoon we went to see my Nan in hospital who had broken her hip a couple of weeks ago.
The following day we all drove up to Queenstown where we are staying the week with my cousin.