Baseball season is in full swing now. (You'll have to pardon the pun there.) Z. is on a team called the Scrappers. And I've been made the dug-out coach for the team. Ever try to get 12 little kids ages 6-8 all ready to go up to bat? Keeping them in the right batting order, getting whose bat goes to whom, whose helmet goes to whom, and having them not fidget and fight while waiting for their turn?? PE teachers everywhere have my undying sympathy.
We eventually lost the game 6-5. It was so close. I was hoarse from screaming and yelling. Everyone was hot and sweaty.. and all I wanted to do afterward is take a nap! But it's great fun to watch. I just wish Z's daddy could see how well his boy does. So.. I've really got to get some pictures! We have another game tonight. So.. honey... I'll bring the camera with me. hehe
The kids are happy to only have a couple more months or so of school. Me too. Once school is out we are planning on going over to Oregon to get my mom and take her out here to live with us for a while. Plus, I want to see some of the family way out there on the West Coast... Should be fun. And we'll be thanking God for the military discount at hotels. (Hey everyone out there Super 8's have a nice discount for military!! Plus you can bring your pets!)
But.. here are some hotels worth checking out if you are on the adventurous side....
The Hobit Hotel
If you've got the urge to live out your J. R. R. Tolkien fantasies, then this is the place for you.
Also at Woodlyn park is:
The Waitomo Express
This 1950's refurbished rail car is now a hotel. It is advertised as "a completely self contained motel unit, situated on farmland with farm animals and bird life adding to the stunning scenery."
From the website: "This plane was one of the last allied planes out of Vietnam. Possibly the only accommodation of its type in the world. A 1950's Bristol Freighter fully refurbished into 2 beautiful self contained motel units. " The 2 units are the plane cockpit and the plane tail. The price will run you around $150 a night, and what an experience this would be! Again from the website: "With your accommodation we can book any caving adventures, Black water Rafting, 4 x 4 bike riding and also Horse riding." And kids get a free pass to the Kiwi House, which seems to be some type of cultural show. Here let me show you the inside:
Most are heated and have small kitchen amenities. On the website you can see inside each of the cabins and see what they offer. Here's a look at the inside of one:
They describe themselves as "a B+B in the Trees!" There is a large main house where breakfast is served. Most of the cabins go for about $120 a night. You'd be a sap to not give it a try.... so head on over to http://www.treehouses.com/treehouse/treesort/home.html and book your stay today!
From Christchurch, New Zealand we have"Where luxury meets history." The settlers would have considered themselves lucky to bunk down in these bad boys, which feature queen-size beds, computer-controlled showers, flush toilets, fully equipped kitchens, and satellite TV. The carriages also have glass doors that open to balconies, which are perfect for kicking back with a pint of ale after a long day of going absolutely nowhere. Here's a gander at the inside:
They don't venture to share the price, but you can go here http://wagonstays.co.nz/newzealand/main/ to contact them or book your stay. To New Zealand or Bust!
Ok that's enough to get you started thinking about your upcoming summer vacations. What are you doing still reading this blog?! Go and book your family for Pete's sake!