Tuesday, March 2, 2010
R & R
Well, we have started to make our move up the North Island as we anticipate our flight home on Saturday. One of the recurring activities we participated in during our stay in Nelson was croquet. This is not your 4th of July, back yard, oval hoop stuff. Oh no, this is the real thing. The kiwis take this game seriously. The lawns we play on are bent grass just like the putting greens on golf courses in Minnesota. The hoops are thick, sturdy steel with only 3/8ths inch clearance for the ball. And I want to tell you, it is much harder than it looks. Thankfully, we didn't take it too seriously and it was just plain fun. Here is Brenda giving strategy direction to her partner.