Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Labour Day, Show Day and Thanksgiving Day

New Zealand Labour Day was in October, we headed to the West Coast, as per our tradition. We went to a brewery tour at Monteith's brewery, avoided camping in the rain by staying at a hotel, checked out the Pancake Rocks, tried to hike but the water level on a river was too high, camped in the rain because it is unavoidable and returned home.

Oh we climbed up to Mt. Oxford, it was pretty windy at the top. well really windy, scary.

We planted a garden, tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, Brussel sprouts, kale, lettuce, strawberries and herbs.

Canterbury Show Day was 15 November, sort of a county fair celebration that allows us a public holiday. so we ventured south and hiked the Routeburn Track. It was a 'great walk', well graded trails and easy walking for 30 km. It's just too bad the weather couldn't cooperate. But i can see how it would be a great walk if it were to be slightly sunny.

Thanksgiving Day (we celebrated on Saturday) we hosted 22 friends from near and far (Alicia and Josiah from Washington DC) and had a grand feast. The celebration was really fun and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, even a few people trying out pumpkin pie for the first time! we had a 16 lb turkey and everyone brought a dish to share!


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