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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Wanganui and Home

The last night of our current trip was spent at the Wanganui East Club.  We have stayed here a couple of times before, and the staff are always pleasant and friendly.  At no cost at all to spent the night in their car-park, it is only right and proper to spend a few dollars in their bar, or even better, enjoy a meal in the restaurant.

PA170068 Staying overnight at the Wanganui East Club

We had been told that during the weekend the restaurant was always heavily patronised.  We were there on a Thursday night, and most of the tables were taken.  So that certainly shows how good the food is, we thought.  I was determined to try the Five Spice Pork Belly, which Robin had on our last visit, when he rather grudgingly only gave me a tiny taste from his plate.  We both ordered it this time, and it was delicious, we can really recommend it.  In fact, there was such a big serving of meat, that I couldn’t get through all mine.

PA160063 Ready to enjoy my yummy meal

With the railway line close by, it was interesting to watch the freight trains going by.  This one looks rather like milk tankers going to Fonterra.

PA160061Bulk milk train just behind us

Having a handy dump station on site, disposing of our waste water was so easy.  With the grey water tank empty, and the fresh water tank full, we started the drive back home.  This was an easy run of 100km or so and we were back home in time for lunch.  Better get the first load of laundry into the washing machine, I thought, before I do anything else – the laundry bag was full to the brim!   Unpacking the van and cleaning took a while, then Robin got the hose and brush to wash the outside of the van before putting it away in it’s own space.  All nice and clean again, and we will be away once more before we know it.

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