Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Back home

I hoped that the weather would be considerably warmer back at home but instead there's a polar blast.  It's as cold here as it was in Taranaki.  No snow on our mountain though.  Mind you, there wasn't much on Mt Taranaki either.  What was there when I first arrived was washed off and although we could see it was snowing up the top on Saturday, the mountain didn't come out to play again before I left. 

 

On Saturday my daughter suggested we visit the Poineer Village not very far from her home.  I'd like to go back another time when it's not so cold.   I can picture us having a picnic on the grass surrounding the lake.

 

We enjoyed a rather quick nostalgic wander through yesteryear.  Sadly some of the exhibits looked quite familiar to me, childhood memories.   I won't say 'remember these', I promise. 


Looked like copulating buggies to me.

Those lovely lacey pillow cases wouldn't make up for sleeping on a horse hair mattress.  
The bars wouldn't be needed to keep me from laying there.


The little bloke thoroughly enjoyed it all, especially the train ride.  Oh, and the cafe is excellent.  Right beside the highway, I'll be calling in there again that's for sure.

10 comments:

  1. beautiful pics.

    I'll take some of your cold. It's too hot here in the states for me.

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  2. You saw some great rustic stuff. It's what brings back memories for some of us whose experience goes back a long way.

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  3. you went to taranaki? cool! yep its been chilly here in tauranga too, not much different than Mangawhai though I think.

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  4. IT does look well worth another visit.

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  5. what a very pretty place. You will definitely have to go back when it's warm and have that picnic by the water. I love museums like the one in your photos.

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  6. A lovely place to step into the way things used to be.

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  7. Impressive mountain. And I like that picture with the bridge!

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  8. AAAARRRRGGGHH!! I can feel the cold from here!!!

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  9. I go to Pioneer Village occasionally just to take photos. You should have stopped by--I only live 20 minutes from the Village!

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  10. What a gorgeous mountain view! It reminds me a little of Mount Rainier in Seattle.

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