This one was only a day and a half long, but it was still great.
Saturday I got out of work early- woohoo! This is exciting. The rest of the afternoon I spent dozing on the couch . . . but it was a great doze. I made some really really good pasta for dinner (the remainder of which I will be eating tonight) and Kathleen and I stayed up way late watching TV and talking- occasionally about silly things and occasionally about serious things. Robbie came by for a little while with a beer for each of us, and we chatted and planned to make a day of Sunday.
Sunday was a relaxing morning, including a brief browse through the market and a chocolate danish and the purchase of a new thermal shirt (I'm buying one a week. They're only $15 and they are warm and colorful.) In the late morning, Robbie and Kathleen and I set off on our adventure. We went to Riwaka, where we walked through bush and climbed on rocks and I dropped my sunglasses in the cold cold river. They are gone forever- my sacrifice to the river gods. We had a picnic lunch in the grass. We went to Marahau and saw sculptures and pigs and pukekos. We went to the beach and saw Split Apple Rock and lounged in the sand and explored caves. Robbie swam out to the rock. Kathleen and I preferred to stay dry. While Robbie was helping some people who locked their keys in their car, Kathleen and I ate ice cream at Kaiteriteri beach. Then we went and had a drink and failed to play pool at the Motueka R.S.A. Then we all went to Robbie's place, because his landlady had invited me and Kathleen to join them for dinner, which was lovely. We stayed up way too late talking, but eventually got back home. Then I made my lunch for today and we looked at photographs and stayed up even later. Finally got to bed, and I had to go to work today. Believe it or not, I was pretty tired. Yee.