Monday, October 24, 2005

Jacuzzi and a pool boy please

I'm trying to book our accomodation for our christmas holiday. Booking 10 nights away seemed exciting and liberating and all that. However now I am faced with the challenge of booking a sketchy trip which looks a little like:

24th - catch the ferry. Drive as far as we can before the kids drive us insane and we give up for the night (probably about Blenheim). Maybe drug them and get the whole way to Christchurch, otherwise Christmas may be shared with the whales.

25/26/27 ? - Christchurch? Somewhere sunny and more or less free?

26/27? - Greymouth. We're visiting relatives there. How come motels cost $130 in GREYMOUTH.

Hmmm 28ish til 3rd - Vaguely meeting friends and family in the Catlins... Have to drive with kids... May need to stop at Moeraki, Oamaru and Dunedin on the way to cope (like our campervan trip). Leaves half a day to say hello to the Catlins before starting the trip home.

Clear as mud eh?

And I like a housesitter too. So if you're nice and not into the upside down b, how about a house swap?

9 comments:

Alan said...

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You think you've got it tough? We're planning to drive to Central Otago with the kids IN ONE DAY! Yes. We. Are. Insane. Either the 3am Bluebridge or maybe the 8am rail ferry, then drive until the screaming stops. About 12 hours later.

We do have grandparents at the end of the line though. Which will assist.

Rosiemunda said...

You should go stay in Akaroa for those x-mas days, it is very sunny and beautifull and only an hour or something from ch ch. And it's best feature? It's not christchurch!

Domestic Goddess said...

Hmmn seems a little double dutch, why not drive from the ferry through to two head Blenhiem and drive on through Nelson to greymouth and stay or in Hokitika(much nicer) then over the pass to CHCH and down the coast down south. Either that or you are almost doubling back on yourself. If greymouth is too far, then there is a camping ground at Murchison. Basic but who cares.

There is a YHA in the heart in CHCH and they did have a family unit I am not sure on price but it was clean and good. Or Medowpark on Cranford have some reasonble priced family units.

Martha said...

Thanks! Although we do need to be in Christchurch for xmas, hence the problem. Greymouth is also a family obligation. I'm gonna see what I can negotiate though!

Lippy said...

I too have heard that Greymouth accommodation is pricey - apparently because it gets lots of summer visitors. Bizarre but true. Maybe all the motels have scrummy jacuzzis and steaming poolboys.

Hm. Maybe that should be the other way round...

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