Sunday, 23 August 2015

Stepping Back In Time

New Zealand (Dunedin) is quite different in some ways than I expected.  They are more up to "speed" than people led me to believe.  Their internet is not slower, they have mobile coverage almost everywhere and it is a very modern city in many aspects.  However, there are some things that are "behind" the times.  The first thing we noticed were all the "honesty" boxes as you drive through the countryside.  People selling honey, manure, organic veggies, etc will put a box outside by the product that says "honesty box".  This is where you put your money.  We have seen some of these quite close to the city too.  Nice that people would be so honest in this day in age.  Another thing that is a thing of the past in urban America is pumping gas before paying.  I also spotted an actual telephone booth today with a phone inside!

We went to church this morning and then headed to the Botanical Gardens with an elderly couple who were so kind to invite us to their church.  The lady is the head master of a christian school we are considering for the boys.  We went to the gardens and got "fish & chips" and ate on the lawn.  The kids played soccer and ran on the playground.  It was a really great time.

We also took a drive today and found an area that we absolutely fell in love with.  It was rolling green hills and on one side you could see the ocean and on the other side you could see the Southern Alps covered in snow.  It was breathtakingly beautiful.

It was another fun filled day with little TV and lots of outdoor activity!  Just the way we want to spend our lives in NZ.

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