Sunday, March 03, 2013

Thinking woman's trip home



Homeward bound (©Eventful Woman, 2013)
It was a long, hot, 8-hour drive home from Wellington to Auckland.  The Rover performed well, apart from a rumbling exhaust.

It was a long haul and easy for an eventful woman to get bored. TH can normally provide sufficient distraction with his scintillating conversation and wit but even that was a push for 8 hours.

Fortunately, at around the half-way point, we were enthralled with the glorious sights of the volcanoes Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe on the Desert Road.


Mt Ruapehu (©Eventful Woman, 2013)





Ruapehu with Ngauruhoe in the distance
(©Eventful Woman, 2013)

Mt Ngauruhoe (©Eventful Woman, 2013)












































Tirau had less-enthralling but still interesting enormous dogs

Dog-shaped Visitor Information Centre at Tirau (©Eventful Woman, 2013)

The New Zealand Transport Agency also helped while away the hours with their helpful signs and billboards on route, which urged us to think about various things. Find out what got Eventful Woman thinking, including where TH proposed marriage:



They're quite nice people most of the time.













 

Home and a good shower


Do they mean volcanoes and giant dogs?
Good advice in case we act in a pantomime

Think about getting married (TH proposed to me at Patetonga many years ago. He's quite a romantic)
At some point we thought we'd lost our way and sailed off into space.

But, at last we arrived at home, sweet home.

Thank you to our wonderful 1966 P5 Rover 3-litre coupe, Mk III.
Our lovely Rover



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