Trot on in for early fries

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

‘‘ We’re go­ing to ride Alonzo bare­back down to Mcdon­ald’s for break­fast to­mor­row morn­ing in our py­ja­mas,’’ said Bay­ley Mackie. Yeah, right. But that is ex­actly what she and her best friend Jess Smit­stra did.

An ac­com­plished young eques­trian, Bay­ley and her friend rose early, donned fluffy dress­ing gowns splat­tered with hearts and cher­ries, and rode her trusty 23- year- old even­ter (who has won more rib­bons than you can poke a stick at) the 1km jour­ney along Pe­ria Rd to their favourite break­fast des­ti­na­tion.

Glo­ria, the neigh­bour’s dog with a pen­chant for fries, hitched an arm­chair ride and the trio strode into the drive-in like it was just an­other Satur­day.

‘‘ Here’s Alonzo’s eft­pos card, the pin is ‘ PONY’’’, they gig­gled af­ter plac­ing the or­der with a some­what wideeyed at­ten­dant.

The ad­join­ing skate­board park pro­vided a good spot for the girls to dis­mount and re­fuel on hash browns, fries and hot choco­lates be­fore re-mount­ing and rid­ing out of town.

‘‘Holy, there’s a horse at Mcdon­ald’s,’’ a pedes­trian on his mo­bile phone was heard to say.

‘‘ Yeah, right,’’ was most likely the re­ply.

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