Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Trip Home
What a saga! Desert Road, National Park, Napier-Taupo etc closed on Sunday due to snow. They stayed closed on Monday which was the day we were due to leave. Late Tuesday morning everything was still closed so we made the decision to drive back to Auckland via Wanganui and up SH4. David very kindly agreed to come along with us to help out in case we got stranded so off we set. Surprisingly it was a pretty quiet journey for most of the trip. The scenery was beautiful and there was plenty of snow around so we made a few unscheduled stops! We finally made it to Tokoroa for a late lunch around 4ish and then made it back to Auckland at 7:30pm. Poor David caught the 7:25am train back to Palmy today and isn't due to arrive until 5pm.