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Drive to Cambridge and Rotorua

We hired a car and set off for a drive to Rotorua via Hamilton and Cambridge on the way. Roger lived in Cambridge in 1975 when he was 5 and 6, so he wanted to revisit his old house and school.

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 Driving to Hamilton....
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 Still driving. Hamilton is about an hours dri...
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 We stopped at the edge of Hamilton because I ...
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 Approaching Hamilton city centre....
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 Putting money in the old fashioned parking me...
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 Hamilton city centre....
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 A nice shopping area in the middle of Hamilto...
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 A cute souvenir I considered buying, but then...
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 After looking around the city centre for a bi...
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 Walking around turtle lake....
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 Turtle Lake.
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 Lilies.
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 A waterfall.
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 Walking around the gardens....
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 I like this.
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 A map of the gardens....
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 Walking around.
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 Leaving Hamilton to drive to Cambridge, which...
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 R driving.
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 Everest Lane, where R lived for two years as ...
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 R's old house. According to R it hasn't chang...
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 Looking back up the street from the house, th...
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 Another view of the street....
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 Approaching Cambridge city centre, we stopped...
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 Looking back at the rental....
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 Pepsi Max in a glass bottle! They love glass ...
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 NZ sells both smarties and pebbles, unlike Au...
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 A small park area on the edge of Cambridge ci...
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 A comparison from when R lived here and now. ...
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 Looking from the park area down the main stre...
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 Cambridge buildings....
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 Panorama shot of Cambridge city centre....
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 Shops along the main street....
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 Calvert is where R's dad worked for a while, ...
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 After we had walked around in the city for a ...
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 The school hall has been built since R left....
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 The old building are still the same....
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 But the playground is new....
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 Where we stood to get this photo used to be a...
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 After we had taken photos of the outside, we ...
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 Following the woman to the old classroom....
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 Roger's second year classroom....
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 Another part of the classroom....
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 Roger's first year classroom...
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 The school.
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 We then left the school and went to a park on...
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 Looking down at the pond....
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 The path to get down to the pond was quite st...
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 The park is beautiful, with lots of trees and...
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 Me posting photos of the park on facebook....
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 We had lunch at the pond and then went back u...
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 We then left Cambridge and headed further sou...
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 Big dog.
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 Big sheep.
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 I drove part of the way to Rotorua....
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 We arrived at Rotorua around 6 pm, only to fi...
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 The sign as we entered the park....
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 Hot water! It's fascinating. The houses in Ro...
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 Boiling mud.
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 The park had lots of little areas that were c...
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 R made me touch this puddle of boiling water,...
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 Boiling mud.
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 More boiling mud. The steam smells like rotte...
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 Us!
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 Just me.
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 Big steaming pond...
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 While walking around the last big pond, we ca...
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 We then headed back to Auckland for the night...
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 The drive back took about 3 hours, and we arr...
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 Driving back.
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 R then decided he wanted to go to the hospita...
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 R was seen by a nurse and then put in a wheel...