The best excuse to show off the Tron is people coming to visit us. This time it was David and Misty who live in Wellington.
David had been to the gardens with us before but hadn’t seen the new ones.
Fin was photographer and took some cool close ups of flowers as well as of the gardens.
Zoe’s favourite garden is the Indian Char Bagh garden and there was a Hare Krishna group playing music.
Finlay’s favourite garden is the Italian Renaissance garden for Romulus and Rhemus with the wolf and the Chinese Scholar Garden for the bamboo forest.
We went to Paraparaumu Beach for a play in the waves and in the sand. Zoe mostly cartwheeled the length of the beach.
While Dad and Fin played football.
Of course the best part was the ice cream!
We had heard from lots of adults that the new War Memorial at Pukeahu Park was worth a visit. But you can never really tell if an adult’s recommendation is as good as a kid’s.
The War Memorial isn’t just good, it is awesome and really sad. Zoe took a hundred photos of the World war one exhibition and here are some of them.
One of the best parts of the exhibition and the New Zealand room were the old photos that had been coloured. They seemed more real and the tour guide said that more museums are colourising photos as people are less likely to walk past them thinking they can’t relate to them.
The War memorial is worth a visit whether you are young like us or old like our Mum! Definitely do the guided tour as we found out a lot more and the tour guide Stephen was really interesting.
We posed on the memorial stones from the Australians too.
After we went to parliament it was lunchtime so we decided to go meet Granddad and Koro for lunch.
Zoe had butter chicken and rice, Megan had popcorn chicken and Finlay had Mc Donalds. Koro had pork buns and Grandad had Roti rolls.
After we had lunch we went for a walk around town and spotted an awesome water feature.
On the way to Wellington Megan had a car accident and damaged her wheels so we did not have a car for a few days. So we decided to catch the train to Wellington from Paraparaumu.
We first went to parliament and the Beehive. We got to sit in MP’s chairs (inside the house of representatives)
On Wednesday we left Hamilton to go away on a short holiday in Wellington.
On the way to Wellington we played –
• car cricket
• 20 questions
• a boat came into shore
We stopped at Waiouru to play on the tanks outside the army museum.