Te Papa

is the National Museum of New Zealand.  As should be obvious, it is located in Wellington. It was one of the major things I wanted to do the last time I was here, but ran out of time and wound up spending those last few minutes in the Wellington Museum instead.

We wandered over as a group

There are six floors covering a range from art and photos (floors 5 & 6) through New Zealand history, a significant amount of geology to the modern day and environmental concerns.

I elected not to be one of the 730,000+ and didn’t go to the WWI exhibit. I am about warred out.

The most interesting portion was the

the meeting house

the meeting house

created in 1998 of “custom wood” which was then carved by multiple carvers on the designers plan. Inclusive rather than exclusive – history, myth and story are all included.

George and I wandered around for much of the rest of the day before joining the group for a farewell dinner. I’m off at something obscene like 0400 in the morning. He flies back to the states. We made it through the discussion twice before he believed me on the “arriving before you depart” time line. Hello? International Dateline and your flight is less than 24 hours…

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Te Papa

  1. Carmen says:

    Time zone math gives me vertigo sometimes

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