Friday, August 5, 2011

Our Rugby Trip – By Emily

Day 1, Time 11.52am
Our journey so far has not been very long because we basically just got in the car. Even though we have not been driving long, we have still had the chance to play a lot of songs. We are not really passing anything exciting. All we are passing now are trees, farms and not many houses.

Day 1, Time 12.32pm
A few minutes ago we were in the Rangiriri Hotel. My sisters and I brought M&Ms and skittles. One of our friends (he and his brother and his Dad came with us), got a green dog out of a claw machine. At this hotel we spend half an hour and bought a plate of chips and we got a raspberry lemonade drink each.

Day 1, Time 1.55pm
We have just arrived in Hamilton! (What a trip!) We found the motel we were staying in and it was beautiful. We had something like a small house with three bedrooms, five small beds and one big, double bed. We had a lot of fun searching around and finding interesting things. Now we are going to the Hamilton Gardens.

Day1, Time 3.55pm
We have just got back from the Hamilton Gardens. I thought it was really fun. There were a lot of different types of plants but some of the trees were bare. My favourite garden was the herb garden because I loved the earthy smell that came from it.

Day 1, Time 10.02pm
We were just at the Waikato vs Taranaki rugby game. It was a brilliant game because Taranaki won! If you haven’t guessed it yet, we were going for Taranaki. They were versing Waikato so the stadium was filled with ringing cowbells. At the end of the game the score was thankfully Taranaki 30, Waikato 23.

Day 2, Time 10:09am
Well last night I think everyone was happy to be in bed. We are on the road again. We are heading to Palmerston North. We are going to have a few stops on the way. They are Taupo pools, and the snow. To me it feels like it is much more crowded in the car. This is probably because the big bags have come from the boot of the car to by our feet.

Day 2, Time 2.20pm
The Taupo pools were really fun. There were two hydro slides and we made the most of our time outside the car. After that we had a long way to travel to Palmerston North. We were going to see the snow but we couldn’t because it was high in the mountains and we expected it to be on the road. We are now driving through a lot of farmland and there aren’t many houses.

Day 2, Time 5.00pm
We arrived at our next motel later in the afternoon. We were so excited to get out of the car. I was in a room with my Dad. My sisters were together in another room and our friends were in a room with their Dad.

Day 3, Time 9.45pm
Last night was great! We watched the New Zealand (All Blacks) vs Fiji on TV. The score was 60-14 and the All Blacks won! Today we are leaving Palmerston North and going to Wellington. I love going to Wellington because the Te Papa Museum is so awesome.

Day 3, Time 4.00pm
The museum was so much fun. We got to see so many different things from the giant squid to the earthquake house. Tonight we are going to the Auckland vs Wellington rugby game. Right now it is raining really hard and I wonder if it will be like this at the game.

Day 4, Time 9.27am
I was right! It was pouring down at the game! It was really cold but still really fun. There weren’t many Auckland supporters and there were quite a lot of Wellington but Auckland still won with 21 points to 17 points. We were very happy to be able to get back to our hotel because we were cold, wet and happy.

Day 4, Time 5,32pm
When we arrived in Napier the first thing we did was go to our hotel and check in. But after that we were told that we were not staying in the hotel. We were staying in a house next to it! We had lots of fun staying there. We went to a Magpie vs Otago rugby game and the score was Magpies 27, Otago 13.

Day 5, Time 10.41am
OH MY GOSH! On our way to Rotorua we stopped on the side of the road to touch the snow because it was snowing! The snow was so soft and very white. We played in it and took pictures of it but the best part was making snowballs.

Day 5, 5.30pm
We have just got to Rotorua after a 7 hour drive from Napier! We had to go round the back way to Rotorua because the main road was blocked by snow.

Day 6, 10.00am
We just went on the gondola, the luge and the chairlift. The gondola was awesome but at the same time horrifying! The luge was really fun. I first went on the scenic one which was the easiest and then went on the intermediate which made me go very fast. The chairlift takes you to the top of the luge. It kept stopping the first time. The second time I went on a different chairlift route which didn’t stop.

Day 6, 11.00am
We are on our way home from Rotorua and soon we will hopefully get to see our families but fingers crossed, this drive won’t be a long one!

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