Hi there. Back again with some more of our Southern Adventure. After a few days in Queenstown we headed off to take part in the Otago Central Rail Trail bike ride. Peter was riding and I was part of the support crew with Sandra and Kevin. Some of the area that we travel through was were I grew up from 6 to 14...so a touch of nostalgia.
The trail starts in Clyde and the first day was through to Omakau. I went to Omakau school for one term, used to travel there to go to ballet classes...
Lauder was were I spent most of my childhood days. The school I went to is now a B&B. Sandra and I went to have a look and knocked on the door. The owners invited us in and I spend some time reminiscing about the school. I had spoken to an old school mate earlier in the morning as she was working at the accommodation at Omakau. Joanne was a bit younger than me, but our parents were good friends. She also works at the B&B that is was the old store next door to the school. I also went in there and spend some time talking with the owner as well. Quite amazing. Sandra, Kevin and I also spent some time in St Bathans, an old gold mining town. The trip took 4 days (150kms) The final part was a train trip through the Taieri Gorge.
I am thinking I might do a Project Life album - if I can get the courage to try it.
It's been hard getting back into routine. But tomorrow I'm off stamping all day at Sandie's so a few card will get made I hope! I've got some printed images to colour for my DT work.
Speaking of which, I have joined the team at Southern Girls Challenge...a few weeks till you see me there... but I am excited to be involved with this NZ based challenge blog.