Tuesday, March 25, 2008
A BIG CARROT
A spur of the moment Easter holiday trip to Ohakune.
Mr 7 was in his element at the Waiouru army museum.
Before looking at the signs:
Dad: Is that a Churchill tank, do you think?
Mr 7: No, Dad. That is a Sherman tank. Did you know that the Sherman was the American's most powerful tank in World War II? And look over there. There's a British Morris tractor. It was used to send in 25 pounder gun reinforcements.
Miss 12 liked seeing the Tangiwai Disaster memorial as she'd recently read about it. But what she most enjoyed were the 'sacrificial carrots' someone with a sense of humour had left at the base of Ohakune's famous Big Carrot.
Me, I'm back on the weight-loss journey. Despite 6 meals in restaurants/cafes over the Easter week I managed to lose 2.4kg this week. Still playing catchup with the Christmas weight gain, I'm afraid.
And we came home minus the Land Rover - but that's another story.