The Family Opening Party
By Scarlett, age 8.
At last we arrived at Mt Ruapehu after a 5 hour drive with a break at the Clock Cafe. Aunty Maria, Uncle Pat and Grandad (Phil) came to meet us at the carpark. Lisa, Will, Ella and Claudia arrived about the same time. Grandad led us up the mountain towards the hut. It was tiring work and the straps on my bag were cutting into me. Ollie started throwing snowballs at me and I threw one back. Ollie threw one at Harley and Harley threw one back. We finally came to the hut. We walked in a bit wet. Inside the hut was cosy and the fire was roaring hot. In the lounge we met Jeanette and Duc and their family. Later Nick and Bea arrived.