Thursday 22nd April 2010
04.04.2010 - 23.04.2010 25 °C
Frantic scrabble as the campervan is due back today. We couldn’t pack before as nowhere to store full cases so it was literally a case of throwing things into bags. I really felt like we were doing a moonlit flit. Bags full to bursting I left Andy to empty the nasty bits whilst I kept the boys entertained at the park. Ten minutes later and the van hadn’t moved, craning a look from the climbing frame I found Andy and yes you guessed it he was talking!! A couple of hand signals later and he was back into action!
The journey back didn’t seem as bad in the daylight but it gave Andy the opportunity to see what sheer drops I had been talking about and finally I got some sympathy. It was sad to hand the van back although Andy was ready to give it back as it was so heavy to drive. He was getting a bit stiff!
We headed into Christchurch to our hotel. We booked a hotel for the last night so we could pack properly and sleep in a proper bed with a proper shower. After dumping the bags we walked into town and did a bit of sightseeing. In the town square we chanced upon a Maori youth performing group and were able to see the Haka again. The boys love the Haka and we are more frequently finding them practising it in front of the mirror!!
Feeling tired we found a pub with tables outside under heaters and ordered seafood pizza and nachos with a pitcher of lager (lemonade for the boys). It was cool being in a place frequented by workers and students rather than just tourists. We then headed back and put the boys to bed whilst we spent two hours packing and re-packing. I hate packing!!