Sunday, 26 January 2020

My Road Trip: - Daniel Ripata

                                                                   My Road Trip
                                                                        By Daniel Ripata

                                                               Chapter 1: Drive Time!
Last Week My Family and I Went on a Road Trip to New Plymouth. First we Woke Up Early. Then we Brushed Our Teeth And Changed Into Our Clothes And Then We Packed Our Clothes and Everything Else That We Needed. We Were On the Ute On Our Way to New Plymouth.
We have visited some other Places out Of Auckland.

                                                      Chapter 2: Visiting Small Towns
We Visited Other Small Towns and Places on our way to New Plymouth. I will Name Some - Te Kuiti, Waitomo, Three Sisters and a few that I forgot their names. The First Town (Or City) We Stopped at Was The McDonalds in Hamilton. It was a Five - Hour Drive to New Plymouth so we need to have breakfast. After breakfast, we continued with our drive. Finally, "We Arrived At Your Destination" Said The GPS Map. "Get Out Of The Car"Dad said, Then We All Got
out of the Car Except Dad and My Little Sister 'Marii'. Mum, my Brother and I got out of the Car
And Went To the Camp Site office. They let us Sleep in a Cabin for  the first night and then the second night we Put up Our Tent and sleep on the grass. After setting up on the first evening, We Went to the Pukekura Lights Festival. It was an amazing experience because we don't have that in Auckland.


                                                  Chapter 3: Next Morning
I Woke up this Wet, Sunny Morning Outside the Cabin and We had Toast. Then We Made some Friends At this PlayGround Called the Jumping Pillow. Then I Helped My Family Put up the Tent.
Then We went somewhere to Get Food. Then We had Lunch and Then Mum and Dad Told
us that We can Swim at the Beach. This Kind Old Man let Me Use his Paddleboard. It was just like
Surfing but on your Belly. After that Mum Told us We have to  go Home to get Dinner. In Fact Dinner Was Fish and Chips. That was Delicous.

                                                     Chapter 4: 'Goodbye'
Next Morning I was Prepared to Leave the Campsite. So, We Packed Everything up. Even our Tent.
Then it was time to go Home. Another 5 - Hour Drive Through All the Other Small Towns. Our First Stop was Eltham And We saw the Rokotare Lake. Then We came To Hawera. We Saw The Water Tower. We Came through Inglewood and I saw the Toy Museum. Then We Came to Opunake and Saw the Beach. After That We Drove to Patea and Saw Turi's Canoe. We Went through Stratford and saw King Edward's Park. We then stopped at Whanganui. We saw the Whanganui river, it was calm and beautiful. We stopped to play at the Kowhai Park and have a rest because we will then drive for another 3 hours. Then We Went to Ohakune and We saw The Big Carrot. And We saw The Old Train
Bridge. We saw Mt. Ruapehu. Then We Came to Waiouru and We saw The Army Museum. Then We Went to Taumaranui and saw A Moa.   Then When We Came Back to Home In Auckland. I Kissed Everything That I Had. I Had The Best Road Trip Ever.

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome road trip Daniel...which was your favourite place to visit? I went to Otorohanga a LONG time ago and we visited the kiwi house there and we stayed at a camp site in Waitomo and had a wonderful stone cooked pizza after visiting the museum and caves.. I have friends who live in Hamilton so we often visit them, especially if the Blues are playing the Chiefs!! I too love fish and chips at the beach - they taste so much better eh? The big carrot at Ohakune always makes me smile and we've climbed Mt Ruapehu and had a picnic in the clouds. Your road trip brough back lots of memories for me - thank you for letting me be a passenger in your car by sharing your learning. Tino Pai. Keep sharing you learning in the lockdown...