Yup, as mentioned earlier, we spent three nights in Fairlie (about 45 mins drive from Timaru, and about 2 minutes drive from Lake Opuha) at the Fairlie Top 10 Holiday Park (which by the way is highly recommended as being very clean and tidy with nice friendly owners) from New Year's Day.
The weather was a bit ordinary - two stinking hot Nor'West days which meant that the lake was too rough for ski-ing, and one cold, rainy day. Bugga. We stayed in our tent (so it has now officially been christened, having to withstand some NASTY wind and rain) which remained standing - phew! D's parents were up there next door to us in their caravan, and D's sister came up a couple times on day trips with her three kiddos.
On the Sunday, we decided to put the boat in, even though it was very windy, and hope that it soon died down. Here's J with cousin Brianna 'spinning discs' as we boogied our way down the road in Zippee (my car).
We didn't have much luck with the wind, but D did have fun in his Dad's boat giving me, his Ma and Pa an unexpected bath on shore. Well I knew what he was up to, coming into shore so hot in the boat, and I'm pretty sure his Dad did too, but his Mother had no idea... oops! Check it:
Look at the size of the smile in his dial! Someone was very pleased with his-self!
Over and over and over and over again. And again. Get the picture?! He rode so much he got blisters on his hands, but he never complained about them, not even once. What a tough dude!
Oh and the other funny thing... at the camping ground we realised that it was one of the few times that we had almost all of the family FORDS in one place, at one time. So we HAD to take a picture!!! The only one missing is my Mother-in-law's Telstar. We managed to cover most of the Ford bases with this lot though.... a Territory (D's sister, Bron), a Fairmont (D's Dad), a Focus (moi), and an XR6 (D):
Not a bad looking line-up huh?! Tee hee hee. Definitely a layout just waiting to happen. Seriously.
Right, that's enough blogging for me for today... I have a card to make for a little man who's turning SIX tomorrow. Where did that six years go? Incredible!
Talk laters, B x