2 May 12
Today, we stopped to visit the first couple who welcomed us warmly to New Zealand. It was a joy to see Janet and Mike again, although we feel that our relationship has cooled dramatically — largely because we stopped going to church and no longer support proselytising the traditional Christian worldview.
Janet and Mike invited David into their home in 2008 as I’ve explained here, and this generous move is what brought us to this part of New Zealand last February. We stayed in the Blue House on their property for a month while we fitted out our horse truck so we could start travelling.
Although she was not expecting us, Janet invited us again into her home and showed generous hospitality. She fed us and loaded us up with fruit and nuts before we drove away.
Visiting Ceg and Bev Fleming is always fun, and we couldn’t drive past their house without stopping in and saying hello. They’re the couple who let us build our truck home on their property, and we have always felt particularly welcomed and accepted by them — no matter how we’ve changed in the interim!
Bev wasn’t home when we stopped in, but we love hearing all Ceg’s news of the last six months. It’ll be good to see Bev sometime in the future, as we will probably be driving their way again.