Category Archives: Away From Home

New Look at the Kaikoura Peninsula—Low Tide

During the earthquake, the seafloor rose from one to two meters above the former level. This has dramatically changed some parts of the coastline; in Kaikoura, high tide now is approximately where low tide was before the quake! There are … Continue reading

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Dead Boring Concert 2016

The last Saturday of September was the annual Dead Boring Concert. As usual, a lot of talent was displayed as children from the various families played instruments, recited poetry they had written, or performed skits. Our family always sings, and … Continue reading

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Dead Boring Bike Hike 2016

The end of September, our boys rode in the annual Dead Boring Bike Hike (with our homeschool group). That morning before we took off, Mr. Inventor offered to pull the smallest trailer he had built, with Mr. Imagination in it. … Continue reading

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Raising Your Family for Jesus Conference

One of Gayle’s uncles from Ohio came to visit us for a week, with his wife, on their way home from teaching in Nepal for a week. We thoroughly enjoyed having them in our home; they have always been special … Continue reading

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Trip to Dunedin, Part 5—The Miscellaneous Pictures

How would you like to live on a road like this? Our friends do! We kept the van in first or second gear to go down it! I love the old buildings in Dunedin! Christchurch had them when we came … Continue reading

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Trip to Dunedin, Part 4—Inside the Train Station

I have never seen mosaics like on the floors inside the Dunedin Train Station. This was the center of the lobby you walked into when you went through the main front door. This is the landing of the staircase to … Continue reading

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Trip to Dunedin, Part 3—Outside the Dunedin Train Station

The Dunedin Train Station is the most photographed building in New Zealand, the second most photographed building in the Southern Hemisphere (after the Sydney Opera House). I can understand why. We took so many pictures of it that I’m dividing … Continue reading

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Trip to Dunedin Part 2—Climbing Mount Cargill

While we were in Dunedin (pronounced Doo-NEE-din, in case you wondered), we stayed with a family who live on Pine Hill, on the road to the Mount Cargill Lookout. Saturday afternoon they took us up to the top, and we … Continue reading

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Trip to Dunedin, Part 1—The Trip South

We took a trip to Dunedin, a large city near the south end of this island, a week ago. We left here fairly early Friday morning, and drove till it was nearly dark that evening, with just a few stops. … Continue reading

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Snow!

We got a little bit of snow this August. It wasn’t much; here at our house we had a tiny skiff one morning. Can you see the snow falling in this picture? The little boys scraped up the snow that … Continue reading

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