Country music isn’t really our thing but I was really keen to check out the Hoedown so we decided to spend a night there and see what it was all about.
After spending a few days at Lowburn, we went into Cromwell town for supplies and while Fiona went for a walk, I popped in to see my old friend Ross who’s celebrating his 70th at the end of the week.
I haven’t seen Ross for several years so it was nice to see him and he had lots to talk about. He’s a writer and had some deadlines so after 20 minutes or so, I headed for the Hoedown.
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Parking was easy. There were two chaps with Hi Vis vests on directing the traffic into parks very efficiently and I slipped into a park where I could easily get out in case I had to pick up Fiona. She was walking to the racecourse from Cromwell, about 2k.
We were aware that old Caravanning friends, Henny and Rory from Christchurch were going to the Hoedown and we thought this would be a great opportunity to catch up them as we had missed them a couple of times.
The official statistic for the Motorhomes and Caravans was 140 on the Friday when we were there.
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A lot of Motorhomers and Caravanners and there was plenty of room for more!
It was a very festive scene and everyone seemed to be enjoying the moment I went for a walk around the park on the first day and it was a great scene.
Later in the day, Rory called and we joined both Rory and Henny in their Leisureline Caravan for a few cups of coffee and a catchup. It was nice to see them again.
After a cuppa in the morning with them both, we headed back to the side of the lake at Lowburn.