Growing up, family holidays for Wozza's junior world revolved around my father's work schedule. He worked for Burrough's Welcome and often had to attend business meetings overseas but we often tagged along when he went to conferences within NZ - places like The Chateau Tongariro, Rotorua, Wairakei, Napier/Hastings.
We didn't know how lucky we were!
We also had memorable holidays in Tutukaka up north, but after a while, before my parents built their own property at Rainbow Point, we settled into a pattern of using a family friend's house in Te Rangiita (Taupo) and went there for many years to fish, read, swim, and have rowing adventures up the river.
By then we had an idea how lucky we were!
Here's a selection from the monochrome years:
|I'm feeling awesome coz coolness was a Caltex hat!|
|Riding on the Toot and Whistle in Kuirau Park, Rotorua, |
the mud pools, and the playground tank were must visits.
|Feeding the ducks has always been a thing. |
I wasn't that keen on the swans though.
|Ross skives off with the bread!|
|We rowed for hours on the Taupo/Tauranga river, |
Te Rangiita and sometimes Ross was allowed to row!
|Huka Falls - clearly we were prepared for the spray!|
|A summer stay on Ruapeha.|
|Our routine southward journey meant a lunch stop in Hamilton|
- we were organised!
|SWMBO and Mabelle go to the zoo in their|
own monochome adventures.