3/05/2021

Again!

 Sometimes, being left out is not a bad thing.

When I woke up and got some coffee, I settled down to see what was happening in the world while I slept. I was absolutely shocked to find out that we had slept through another earthquake felt in NZ! It was quite a ways off shore from the other side of the north island but people all over the country felt it.

There was no major damage, so after looking around online, I found that some people in Taranaki (where I live) felt it and others slept through it, too! 

Other than some concerned relative on social media, we weren't affected.

3/01/2021

Date night at the theatre

Hubby took me to the movies at the King's Theatre in Stratford over the weekend and we were the
first to arrive. There was a total of 8 in the audience for the movie!




TET The King's Theater is supported by grants from the Taranaki Electric Trust.

Here are some old photos I found online.

https://www.kingstheatre.co.nz/


https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g644414-d3637601-i52098799-Taranaki_Electricty_Trust_Kings_Theatre-Stratford_Taranaki_Region_North_I.html

2/22/2021

Yes!


Yes, those are American flags on the side of a New Zealand road!
It's time for the yearly round of American muscle cars gathering together
 and touring Taranaki!
This year it's the 24-27 of February.

The main street of each town is closed and the cars fill the street.
The sheer number of cars is mind-boggling!

Stratford kids get out of school each year to come see the cars. 


2/21/2021

Huiakama School

We came across this school on our backroad journey along the
Forgotten World Highway. The first thing you see beside the sign is a bus shed.

The original building is on the left.

The space in front of the water tank looks like it could be a garden.




The football field has other uses, too!