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Friday, 7 May 2010

Greytown here we come

We woke to a glorious pink and golden sunrise with the morning sun getting ready to appear above the Eastern hills. It looks like it’s going to be a wonderful weekend for a caravan rally over the Rimutaka Hill at Greytown.

DSCF3469 Early morning sunrise

Even though our caravan is well set up, it always takes a while to pack for a weekend away. Clothes and footwear have to be taken in and packed way, and it’s getting cooler so we will need to take some winter woollies. Then there are the fridge items to organise, fruit and veggies, meat, cheese and milk. Mustn’t forget the bacon and eggs for our Sunday breakfast. Our cat Muffy is coming away too this weekend, so I have to make sure I take her cat food, crunchies and food bowl. And I don’t want to forget to take my new library book, I’m looking forward to reading that.

After many trips in and out with armfuls of all sorts of items I felt rather like that character in Ralph McTell’s song, “The Streets of London” . You remember how it goes:

She's no time for talking, just keeps right on walking
Carrying her home in two carrier bags.

We will be welcoming our friends Dot and Derek, home for a month’s holiday from UK, to our rally weekend, their first in 4 years. While we have been going away on caravan trips every month, Dot and Derek have been cruising along the canals of UK in their boat NB Gypsy Rover. Don’t think they will find any canals in Greytown, but I’m sure they will have plenty of stories to tell us of their cruising adventures. It will be great to have the gang all together again.

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