We celebrated a three day weekend this past week, and Derik and I enjoyed soaking up the free time. Instead of doing something epic like we very much wanted to, we decided to save the money (hey, Christmas is only like 50 something days away) and take it slow. Derik found a couple of used surfboards for sale in Invercargill, so we took a trip down south to pick them up.
Saturday was absolutely perfect weather-wise, but wouldn’t you know it, it was also the day a nasty migraine came to visit me. I was basically dying in the car the whole way to Invercargill (three hour drive), and immediately after grabbing the boards, we paid for a small cabin in a Top 10 campsite so I could go lay down in a pitch black room. Sucky way to spend a Saturday.
I felt much better after waking up on Sunday, but the weather took a turn for the worse with rain and chilling winds. The rain let up just enough for us to take a quick stroll in Queens Park – one of the most gorgeous parks I’ve ever been in. I could have probably hung around for hours!
On the way home we received our first overseas speeding ticket. Joy. Thankfully cops are nice here, but not nice enough to ‘let you go with a warning’ the first time. Just FIY to those visiting NZ: Anything above 4km/h can get you pulled over. Lesson learned.