Brent suggested we take the truck on her first big journey and Abbey said why don't you guys stay the night!
I'm not a great traveller and do not like the Rimutaka Hill Road - which in the above photo we are parked at the top. Brent took it slow around the windy corners which the truck handled no problems. I wasn't sick just a tad queasy. (I have my eyes closed most of the way).
Wits End is always a must in Featherston.
The Gamekeeper's Cottage in Featherston to stay at.
The building was built in 1854 and there was photos of the rebuild on the wall.
A mean gas stove. Gosh I'd love to have this in my home.
The Gamekeeper's Cottage was private, unique, and comfortable. The hosts were really nice people and allowed us to arrive at 1pm to drop off our bags on the way to the party. I have to be honest tho as many of our blog readers have taken our recommendations and also visited where we have been over the years. It was $190.00 per night. We were disappointed with the cleanliness - just little things, and a few big things... dead dried crusty blowflies on kitchen bench, no milk in fridge, no butter or jam etc for toast, not that we would have used them but it is the first time I've ever seen no provision of these. The tea, coffee jars were greasy and contents old looking. No salt shaker (cooking salt in greasy container - pass!). The pots and pans were filthy as were plates. I get so angry having to wash dishes before using them! Mirrors not cleaned. Hand towel had the sour smell - blokes with beards know this I'm told. Only two bath towels and one teatowel and no extra bedding if cold. Thankfully we have a blanket kept in the truck which Brent brought inside to pop on the bed.
We gave it a 3/5. Made the best of it and enjoyed our little trip. We were home in time for lunch and much nicer weather over here on the Kapiti Coast so I got to spend the afternoon in my garden. BLISS.
Plus the old pick up truck went really well on her first big journey. She is so comfortable to ride in. We have more trips away planned in her.
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