We’ve All Been On Our Summer Holidays

Chez Chooks has just returned from a very welcome 10 day trip around the north island with our dog. This was his first Big Holiday and he took it like a champ.

Here he is all ready for the first day’s travel.

Arrived safely at our destination to searing heat. Although the motorhome provides much welcome shelter from the sun he still felt the heat.

A little later on, and somewhat cooler, “Can I help you make dinner?”

Onwards towards Paekakariki. Passing through Levin we spot this pair of slightly confusing signs while driving down the main street. On our left was “No dogs, Mon-Fri” and on our immediate right “No dogs, Mon-Sat”.

Our pictures are pretty poor, but I promise you that’s what the signs said. It was Saturday and we had no idea if we were or weren’t welcome to stop, so we didn’t.

A couple of days later we’re in Marton and setting up camp with our canine friend.

And making some knots (sure won’t forget the place with all these knots):

And finding The Best Place to snooze:

From there we left the lovely weather behind and headed to Mangaweka where rain fell and fell and fell on our first evening there.

It picked up after that point, and we did a speed tour through Hastings, Napier and Tauranga, and then visited some friends and their cavaliers in Auckland on our way home:

Finally arriving home and getting back to normalcy. “Really? I have to sit and wait while that thing eats my dinner?!”

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