Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Zealand Birds and Flowers

This bird looks like it has a hat on but it kept moving so fast that it was hard to get a good picture.

This is outside of the Cafe Espanlade in the park.

October 20, 2013

Palmerston North

This is a view of the river and golf course in Palmerston North.  We went there Saturday for the monthly senior couples dinner.  This is a view from Anzac Park.

Before lunch we all went to the Rugby Museum located in the center of town.

Afterward we went to a small cafe which is only open for breakfast and lunch and is located in the middle of a beautiful park.

October 20, 2013

Young Men/Young Women Activity

Our ward does not have a scouting program so the McVey's and ourselves were asked to teach them how to build a fire. We decided to also teach them to cook silver turtles (tin foil dinners) which included meat, potatoes, onions, carrots and especially for them pumpkin and squash.  They had never eaten them before but really enjoyed them.  They met at the church before going to the beach to make their own dinners.  All the meat and vegetables were precut and ready to assemble.

Two teams competed against each other to see which team could build a fire and burn the string first.  This team won for the girl's team.

We didn't realize that it was high tide so they had to move inland to build the fires.

Sister Humphries is the Young Women's President and she is in the middle in the yellow jacket.

Afterwards Elder McVey did an object lesson which two dollar bills and that the value is the same even is one is new and the other one is crumpled and dirty.  All the youth and the leaders seemed to enjoy the activity.

October 16, 2013