We left Taranaki in 2000 to become residents of the Manawatu. It took a long time to transition and embrace the green and white. However I now embrace all things Manawatu so it was lovely to return to Taranaki for a couple of days over te weekend.
The weather was amazing as we crossed into Taranaki just before Waverly. The mountain was in fine form, surprisingly quite white with snow. After a few stops we made New Plymouth and booked into the motel.
Later we bumped into Mum and one of my sisters up town. Quite funny really – in the middle of New Plymouth and you run into your mother. Seems they had the same idea as us – browsing up town – and I was surprise, surprise – in a book shop.
That night we chose the Breakers over Will and Kate and enjoyed the kiwi victory. The motel had Sky Tv – something we do not!
The wedding dominated the next day – it was a very nice affair and was generously catered and hosted by the families.
Looking back towards the New Plymouth Power Station and Paritutu.
We enjoyed a late lunch at 45˚ Cafe in Opunake and picked up Ellie and Mac from the kennel in Wanganui.
A lovely family weekend!