Today the archives was closed for New Zealand's Labour Day so the McVey's and us decided to see what New Zealand looked like outside of Wellington. It is very beautiful. We took Highway 2 and saw the following sights.Te Marua Water Treatment Plant. They have a lake there where they process the drinking water for the area. One lake is empty and the other one is full. This is the full lake and the empty one is just left of this one.
Last Sunday the New Zealand Rugby Team (All Blacks) won the World Cup Rugby. The score was 8 to 7 against France so they just barely won. New Zealand was very excited. In fact Wednesday they had a parade down Lambton Quay and 100,000 people showed up. It was the most people for a parade in the history of New Zealand. We didn't go see them on the street but we could see the crowd from the stairwell at work. It was a sea of people and a lot of school children who should have been in school. You can tell the school children because they all wear uniforms.