Thursday, November 22, 2007

Summer Camp

Day: 58
Glentanner to Omarama
Time: 3:54
Distance: 72.25 k
Avg Speed: 18.3 kph
Terrain: flat

We got out of Glentanner with a reasonable nights sleep and our sanity with us. The schools here have a week long field trip for the 6th grade classes out into the countryside. We had been around two other groups before in Dunedin and Christchurch. The group that rolled into Glentanner was of a different breed.
The 5 or 6 vans rolled in around 6:30pm last night and the little holiday camp was besieged by 50 kids and about 8 adults. They always seem to roll in at dinner time so I decided that I had better get dinner going while I still had a chance. I ended up chatting with the male chaperons while they cooked dinner for 50 (frozen pizzas, french fries and salad) and I cooked dinner for two (instant pasta with sausage). The chaperons were all real nice and I had a good feeling that they were going to keep some sort of reigns on the kids. We made the mistake of pitching our tent next to the trampoline, which just a day earlier hadn’t seen any jumping for quite some time. To make a long story short, the trampoline was used until 10 last night and resumed at 5:30 this morning. The chaperons hadn’t gotten any sleep and it was obvious the kids hadn’t. They had quite the meeting this morning and we were even apologized to by the schools teacher. I am sure we pedaled out a little too fast this morning, but we were really glad to get on the road again.
We had our first really warm day riding since arriving here and Leslie took the plunge first with the sandals. We both ended up riding the day with our sandals on and loving every minute of it. Tomorrow is the third Thursday of the month here. I think we are going to wait until Friday here to celebrate turkey day. Hopefully there is someplace that actually serves turkey. It isn’t the most popular meat down here. We hope everyone’s turkey day is thankful.

1 comment:

JennSean said...

HAPPY belated THANKSGIVING!! I am glad to see you guys enjoying the warm weather finally!!