Friday, April 30, 2010

Tote and Gloat is Coming

On Wednesday I drove to Rotorua to meet up with our guest speaker for Tote and Gloat, Judy Coates Perez, from Chicago, Il. She had already taken 2 workshops for the Auckland Quilters Guild, was having a couple of days sightseeing in Rotorua then coming south with me. We both stayed at the Princes Gate Hotel, which is a lovely aged, but historic hotel near the city centre.

Across the road is the Government gardens and this is what you would see at the entrance:
We spent a couple of hours at the Polynesian Baths, which did a world of good for some of my eczema.
Thursday we had a leisurely trundle south calling in the the Honey Hive at Taupo, Huka Falls, visiting the ladies at Creative Hands shop in Taupo, the wool shop at Utiku and Scully's Lavender shop in Bulls. Unfortunately Mounts Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruahoe were covered with cloud.

No comments: