|Kent and Rachel Odonnell with Chloe, Ethan, Michael & Phoebe|
We stopped at a McDonald's in Waganui for a bathroom/coffee break and Ron got a surprise. He ordered coffee with cream expecting a packet of whitener with the same paper cup of black coffee that Jimmie had just walked away with. Instead he was told that they would have to bring it to the table. A few minutes later a huge china cup arrived that had a floating mountain of whipped cream on top. The look on Ron's face was definitely worth the extra cost!
We arrived in New Plymouth and started retracing our steps back to the car rental agency . . . and that's when our GPS had a glitch. Ron had been doing the navigational duties while Jimmie drove and you would think that coming back would be easy. But Ron quickly realized that the google maps printed by the car dealer to get us to Palmerston did NOT include the section of New Plymouth we were coming back to. We wandered about for 45 minutes or so with Jimmie making U-turns and Ron "recalculating!" Finally, sitting at an intersection where we had been at least 4 times, Jimmie just happened to spot the name on a billboard and zipped right in. The agency was hidden in behind a carlot and not visible from the main road.
The New Plymouth gospel meeting began tonight with Jimmie doing the preaching.