2004 is here!!
The Waipu Highland dancing on new years day, this was good but oh so hot.One good item was the seniors who dance for fun , not competively.Then news years night we had a game
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>Gail Martin joined me at Waipu and as I was heading home on the 2nd and it was her birthday on the 4th we went down to Waipu village for bacon and eggs breakfast.I left Waipu at 1pm.Traffic was heavy but well behaved the lunatics must have stayed home.
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>On the way up I diverted through highway 16 to avoid the holdups at orewa and Wellsford.. Needed fuel and as I am pig headed about being served at Service station and if I am not I just drive out, so thanks to Kaukopakopa I filled up there after leaving 3 stations.If the customer is not going to be served then fuel should be cheaper for self service.Why are they called service stations.
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>4th Jan we were busy with a visit from a group of travelling train enthusiasts to our small gauge railway track.They came 2 30pm , rode the trains, drove visiting steamers, cooled of with lots of drinks, Ate peas, pies and spud for tea then of course pavlova and hokey pokey ice cream and fruit salad for desert.Headed away in their bus to the nights accomodation around 8pm.They said too full bye far but enjoyed thier visit to us.
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>Tuesday I took ratu over to Hamilton ready for the train convention then back to Thames to get the bus.Jan to be continued. Hope you enjoy reading on my travels feel free to click on the mail box and say high, hope I have learnt enough skills to keel this updated via internet cafes and my daughter Janine skills.

TO BE CONTINUED