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Sunday travels

The children and I skipped Mass today and drove over the Rimutakas (the huge hill (more like mountains to some of you) range at the end of the Hutt Valley) to Carterton at eight this morning, where Asher had two rep-build up soccer games. It was a beautiful day there in a country town (village?) and turned out to be market day. I entertained Christy and Finn while Asher played his games. Christy bought me a badge the same as this icon. (Probably not the best badge for someone with my job to wear but what the hell, it's great music)
We drove back mid afternoon, but boy it's tiring, that drive. Beautiful but tiring! And Finn decided the fences were not strong enough to stop the car going over the edge. (it is a very steep windy road clinging to the side of the bush clad hill)
'How far down is it?'
'Maybe half the height, about 500 m.'
'Would we die?'
'Maybe. Or we might get stuck in the bush.'
'I don't want to go over.'
'Well,' I said, 'I'm going to drive as carefully as I can.'
'Could you just drive a little slower? ...no, really, slower. I mean it... NOW!'

And tonight we entertained the brother in law and he brought Hot Fuzz and OMG it's glorious! What a great movie. It has some gross moments, but it really is very funny!! Worthwhile for sure, especially if you ever watched Sean of the Dead... same guy.

And wow, don't tell me it's another week tomorrow. I can't believe it. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!


Sep. 11th, 2007 06:13 am (UTC)
I never enjoyed going over the Rimutakas much... it wasn't the weak fences that worried me, I never minded the Manuwatu Gorge or the Napier Taupo Road, and both of them have some scary moments, I think it was just the a combination of the windiness and up and downess that I didn't like! I have never been car sick, not ever.... but if I was going to be I think it would have been on that road, strange really!!
Sep. 11th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, it always makes me feel sick unless I'm driving. And thank goodness I was! We went over a while ago in a friend's 4WD and I thought I wasn't going to make it! I drove back! It's a wild ride!



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