Here is my Camp Recap!
If you wanna know why I’m here now, I’m sick. Again. Am I always sick?!
So, as I told you here, I was on camp for the whole of last week. It was an amazing week. First of all, we were in Wellington for the week. Wellington, New Zealand, the capital city, where the government is, so on. It’s a massive change from living here in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by open air. I’m not a city girl, the city is amazing and all but it’s so loud. There are just cars EVERYWHERE! I mean everywhere you look you see a car!
But we went some amazing places. We went to the zoo and got to touch a blue tongued lizard. They feel like plastic if you were wondering what they feel like. The feeling is so weird, it’s like touching a plastic model! And we saw so many cool animals, it’s been so long since I’ve been to a zoo. It probably wasn’t as cool as it seemed to us all (we are 11, 12 and 13 year olds but we acted like 6 year olds!) but none of us had been to a zoo in ages!
After the zoo when we had had dinner and talked for about 2 hours (well, us girls did – we’re girls right! – and the boys ran around as boys do!) at the place we were staying and then our teacher took us for a walk around Downtown Wellington at about 8:45 and it looked amazing. We went to this playground on the waterfront and we acted like 3 year olds! But it was super fun. Then we went back at about 10:30 and went to bed. The four of us in my cabin listened to the girls through the wall until about midnight and Hannah and I, due to insomniac matters, couldn’t get to sleep and talked until about 3 A.M.!
The next day we woke up about 6-7 A.M.. I woke up before the others and read 4 chapters of Pride and Prejudice until the others woke. We talked in our cabin with others until about 8 and then got up. We ended up telling the girls through the walls we’d heard them! And written all they’d said down on a plate! A paper plate, it was hilarious, they refused to tell us what it all meant! We guessed though!
At about 8 we got dressed and went down 3 sets of stairs to get breakfast. Then we packed up and at about 10, left to go the Westpac Stadium for a tour. It was an amazing place, super huge and amazingly flash. We had a tour and ended up walking up and down more stairs, we went into the changing rooms and corporate boxes. Surprisingly they weren’t as amazing as we’d expected.
I’ll skip to more exciting things. No, my favourite times.
We were in Wellington, the city known as ‘Wet and Windy Wellington’. But we went to the beach almost everyday. It was beautiful – sunny, warm – and we ended up getting soaked most days! One day – after the Westpac Stadium visit – we were going to the Weta Workshop, which is where the Lord of the Rings series, Avatar and Hobbit movie characters etc. were made and we went to the beach before hand. It was amazing weather and some of the class, the year 7’s and the boys, went swimming fully clothed! The rest of us sat on the beach in groups collecting shells and talking. Again, we’re girls.
We also went to Parliament and got to meet Winston Peter’s, the deputy Prime Minister. We got to shake his hand and talk to him! And, if you’re in Australia and watched Channel 9 sometime last week you might have seen us because the cameraman filmed up meeting him! But Parliament is an amazing place, if you’re ever in Wellington, I’d highly recommend it.
The other couple of places worth mentioning are Te Papa, the museum of New Zealand. It had an exhibition on Gallipoli on and that was stunning. The models of the soldiers and nurses were double the size of a human and super life-like. They were like giant people. The detail was extraordinary!
And the pools we went to. We got there at about 6:30 P.M. and left at 9:30 P.M.! So we swam for a long time. They had amazing water slides and a lazy river which we spent ages just floating around. Then we got bored of that and tried doing it backwards! Let’s just say it was extraordinarily hard! We took ages and only 2 people managed it (I wasn’t one of them!).
Then we came home and I had to feed animals which was annoying because I’d had a good time not having to. But it was good to be home and I was super tired. Something to do with only having about 20 hours sleep that week! And we ate a lot of sugar. I’d say our van of 9 spend about somewhere between $50-$100 on sugar. Not just plain sugar, but lollies etc.! But it was so much fun spending a week acting like a 6 year old most of the time!
I think i’m all caught up now! I’ll get back to posting normally now!