Friday, March 21, 2014

Southern Adventure Part 2 - a touch of nostalgia

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...
This a collage of some of the trip.

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. 

9 comments:

Greta said...

What a wonderful trip you had, Dawn! So fun to go back where you spent so much time! Congrats on your new DT spot!

Kim Hall said...

Fabulous photo's Dawn , what a lovely way to go down memory lane!!

Monika Reeck said...

Love the Photos dear Dawn seems like you have a great sunny day there..big hugs...Monika

Barb Ghig said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos with us! I love reading about all the nostalgic places you visited...like your childhood school...WOW! Dawn ~ You have to do a Project Life album with all of these photos and memories! No courage required, because I'm sure you'll do an amazing job with it!!!

joy said...

Lovely photos and sounds like your trip was a good trip down memory lane! With all of the talent you have for making cards, I am sure you can master Project Life in no time at all.

Congrats on the DT spot!!!

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful trip that must have been - especially as you are from those parts! Congratulations on joining the Southern Girls Challenge DT - well done.
I missed on Jo's team, but such is life.
Blessings
Maxine

Arlene said...

Love your collage. Great fun hearing of your travels and stops along the way.

Dotty Jo x said...

You must do a scrapbook or something like project life Dawn these pictures and all those memories are pure magic! Jo x

Virginia Lu said...

LOVE your travel photo collage, Dawn! I was following you over FB about your trip! Glad that it was fabulous! And congrats on the new DT spot! I am so happy for you!