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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by kiwikid, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. kiwikid

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    I can't resist! Here's Rachel and Ivan on the banks of the Tongariro River. Fran drove 5 hrs south and I drove 2.5 hrs east and we met in Turangi for a get together. It was so cool. The kids had a ball and got on so well. Fran and I lazed around and talked and ate, and if we ran out of things to talk about there was always D
    I hope we'll do it again and next time open the invitation to you all.
    And in the lake, and in the spa pool with Myles. It was a pretty watery few days :D but no lost pump sites!
    Sorry Scanned pics so not very good - Fran might be able to download them better????
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  2. Ellen

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    The pictures are GREAT Jane. Thanks for sharing. Looks like the children really enjoyed themselves too. Did you meet through this forum?
     
  3. kiwikid

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    We sure did Ellen, it was a 'blind date' sort of thing :p
    Lake Taupo was a great place to meet, just about the centre of the North Island and so much to do.
    CWD is so cool :cool:
     
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    Great pics. Pleased you had a good time, and your right about it being a great place to meet.
     
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    glad you didn't post the picky with us in it!
     
  6. kiwikid

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    That one is coming next - I'm just cropping myself out of it first :p

    How far from Turangi for you Dianna? My boy is 14, and the Lake Snake the kids are playing with should be great fun for teenage boys, towed behind the boat!
     
  7. Scotty

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    Turangi is about 2.5-3 hours away for us I think. We dont often go that way as we usually go to Taupo via Napier. The Lake Snake sounds like it would be something my boys would love.

    I'm still waiting for the picture of you both!!
     
  8. kiwikid

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    OH Gosh - right Dianna, here it is! Try to look at the view not the people okay? (sorry Fran - but anyway, you look much better than me :()
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    Wonderful photos ladies! It looks like the kids had fun.
    WOW, what a VIEW!!!!:eek:
    I'm so jealous and would LOVE to visit!
     
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    Yes, great pics alright! It looks like you all had so much fun, wish I could've been there! (but I would make darn sure you didn't get any of me
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    Thanks for posting them Jane :)

    Mel - mum of Eilish, 10, dx'd at 3. Pumping/Cozmo
    Ella - 6
     
  11. Ivan's Mum

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    okay jane, you are SO off my christmas card list for that. Talk about a bad hair day.
     
  12. kiwikid

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    Can we still come and stay though, and meet all the Auckland CWD'ers :confused:
     
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    So cool to know you guys had a good time. And the photos are neat too!
    Taupo is gorgeous. We used to always stop there for a break when driving from Bulls to Hamilton to see my parents. Lots of great places to eat!!
     
  14. Scotty

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    Great picture of you all.:) Looks like you had heaps of fun. Thanks for posting them.
     
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    Oh these are GREAT!!! Thanks so much for posting them...and WOW that is one incredible view...how beautiful!!! The kids looked like they had a blast :). Keep them coming!!!
     
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    Hey guys,
    My parents live in Turangi!!!, actually I lived there from 79 - 88, did all my highschool there, and now my 15 1/2 yr old goes to my old highschool.
    We moved her from Auckland to Turangi to do her schooling, as the school she was at in Auckland, she got mixed up in the wrong crowd and went haywire, now she is loving it down there.
    We were down there Auckland Anniversary weekend, it took us about 3 1/2 hours from South Auckland without stopping of course.
    Love the lake pics...


    Kim
     
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    Maybe we should plan a get together sometime? Turangi is very central and the accomodation was very cheap.
     
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    Hey Jane

    Awesome idea! We can get accomodation no probs!
     
  19. Scotty

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    Hi Jane
    Great idea. Cheap accomodation is also a bonus too.
     
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    okay, but the christmas cards are out, I just have to make a stand here - that is NOT my best shot.

    Kim, it took me SOOOO long to get there as I went the wrong way and went all around the lake and up the other side, we stopped sooo many times because of small kids and on the way home I thought I was going to run out of petrol before I got to some tiny little town with one petrol station. I think they need to put up signs saying next petrol stop is 45 mins away. Crikey I was going into stress mode, the light was flashing and we shuddered in. I thought I could phone the AA if worst came to worst and then I thought.... I have no idea where I am!

    I think a meeting up would be a great idea, might need to take tents thou! We can shove all the kids out in them. It would be like a CWD camp! the hot pools in Taupo were great too so there's loads to do.
     

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