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post #61 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Starbucks is too American. We stepped into one today then quickly exited They probably have these coffee makers everywhere, but 1st time we've seen or used one. It's upside down drip.
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post #62 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 07:40 PM
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Those work well. I use one now and then, have several which we use on the sailboat. The brewed coffee is never reboiled as old percolators used to do, so it is fresh. Barb uses a drip cone with filter, but this is basically the same, powered not by gravity but steam pressure.

Those "upside downs" are what we had to use in Italy when we rented a cabin in a vineyard near Montepulciano a couple of times.

I normally use a Krupp electric version of the same as that pictured above.

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post #63 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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Kiwis will probably appreciate(?) this. Very pretty, but messy! Washed the 164 off before taking it to Civic Center this afternoon to get more recycle (green) garbage bags. Parked on Lambton Quay and walked downtown for several blocks.
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post #64 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-04-2015, 10:35 PM
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Downtown Wellington is a fun area. When we stayed in Wellington, we had a nice view room for a couple of days in the Capital View Motel up near the end of Cuba Street which has a ton of restaurants along it. I can recommend that motel for a decent stay, easy to get to and from by car, with onsite parking, easy walking to the city. Very nice people, as all Kiwi's really seem to be.

If you haven't visited the big "Museum of New Zealand" down at the waterfront, I recommend it. It's quite comprehensive although somewhat puzzling to make one's way through it. We also rode the "Wellington Cable Car" to the top of the hill. Nice views there, plus a very nice walking park past the small Carter Observatory.

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We've been to Te Papa, yes. I was especially interested in the Maori exhibit. There are great views of Wellington everywhere. In fact I haven't seen a bad view in NZ since we arrived.

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post #66 of 108 (permalink) Old 01-05-2015, 07:56 AM
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we call those Moka's. The coffee pots that is... What is that red stuff? Kinda like the yellow stuff we get here every spring I sense. ciao, jc

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The red stuff is flower debris from these trees which bloom at Christmas time here. Beautiful, but messy.
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The motel which we stayed in in New Plymouth, North Island, had the biggest one of those trees I've ever seen. Absolutely huge. I think it is a town labelled specimen. Unfortunately we didn't get to see it bloom, wrong time of year, too early (we were visiting NZ for, among other things, seeing the famous rhodies bloom in their great public gardens.

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On Trademe.co.nz, the kiwi version of eBay, there are 160 Alfas for sale. Population of NZ is about 4 million. Ebay US has 31 Alfas for sale. US population is around 320 million, not including illegals....no wonder most US Alfa owners are Alfaholics!!

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" Ebay US has 31 Alfas for sale"

Well, the Kiwi's were able to get so many more later Alfa models, whereas of course, we were cut off at the knees in 95, lol. So.... no wonder.

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It would be interesting to go back in time to say 1995 for a similar comparison. Something tells me on a per capita bases they still have us beat.

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I would guess so as well. Much of America is too plain jane for Alfas.

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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6

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Took the 164 to Kilbirnie to do some mundane shopping, but logged 14,220 steps on the pedometer today.

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Had a ferry ride to Days Bay today for lunch. Nice town across Wellington Bay. Driving the 164 home saw this...What is it?
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I cheated ...

Carjam tells me that it's a 1948 Riley.

Year: 1948
Make: RILEY
Model: RMB
Colour: Green
Body Style: Saloon
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Engine No: 2890
Chassis: 5882890
Vehicle Type: Passenger Car/Van
Body Style: Saloon
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CC rating: 1,600cc
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