During my holidays I went to Hamilton with my family to support my brother who got picked to play for Blues under 18. They versed Chiefs under 18.
Waking up in the morning was freezing cold and I was glad that it is the holidays.
“Wake up Rachel” whispered my Dad. We are going to somewhere far. I was out off bed in a blink. We got ready and off we went to dropped my brother to Unitec to meet his teammates because they were going on a bus to Hamilton to where they were playing. My parents and I took the car. We drove for quite sometimes. I asked my parents if we’re nearly there.
“No”,they said, “Another half an hour, maybe.
I sat quietly at the back enjoying the drive and the view.
I noticed this long river.
“ What is this river mum,” I said curiously from the back.
“ It is Waikato River,” said mum.
I was surprise because it was my first time there. I watched the river as we kept driving on.
My Mum pointed out the Maori Cemetery on the top of a mountain across Waikato River where the Maori King and Queen got buried. I was amazed.
We finally got to the Hamilton but were lost. Dad wasn’t sure how to get to St Paul’s Collegiate. We had to stop and ask for help. Some kind person in the shop directed us the way. It’s always lovely to know there are kind and helpful people out there
We arrived at the place quite early. The game kicked off time was 12.30. A little while later, my brother and his team arrived. They went straight to the changing room to get change to have warm up before they play.
While we were waiting my mum decided to go buy something to eat before the game start as we haven’t had breakfast.
Soon the game began. We watched with excitement. It was a tough game for both team. There were many supporters for both team. My brother played really well. His team won. I did not take note of the final score. I was proud of him and his team. I know mum and dad were very happy too.
We had head off to Auckland after the game. On the way I had nap. I was so tired as we woke up early. I woke up and we were close to Pukekohe.
Once when we got home I had good shower before dinner. I really enjoyed my day at Hamilton. It was a great family day out.