Well... its 9 in the morning and we just woke up. Awesome.
I can hear people upstairs. ... so will get up. Jacqui is making us pancakes!
We just walked around the base of Mount Maunganui.... what a lovely walk. I love walking along the waters edge.
Even nicer... we all had an ice cream afterwards. I think we are going to chill out for a while then head home.
I shall share a few photos when I get home.
Just home... it took us 2.5 hours and very little traffic to contend with this time.
Arrived home to a sun shower, then blazing sunshine again.
Unpacking... relaxing... catching up with Master Dante and all his yabber. Very cute.
ABOVE: Cushla's Village Fabrics in Waihi... an awesome shop. Sadly being sold and moved to Napier. At least we still have one of their shops here in Auckland.
ABOVE: Why good morning birds! Right outside our bedroom door this morning!
ABOVE: Breakfast! Amazing... fried bananas in pure maple syrup! I didn't realise Jacqui had left the banana skin on, until I had a mouthful! Doh. I won't make that mistake again.
ABOVE: Heading off for our walk around the base of Mount Maunganui. It was a perfect day for a walk, overcast and mild.
ABOVE: The channel and current between the Mount and Matakana Island... so swift and strong! Those boats were really working hard against the current!
ABOVE: A lovely photo of Marty, Jacqui and their wee girl Sofia Grace. Joel was off up ahead of us with Brylee and Griffin.
I have more photos, I will show them tomorrow.
Steve is cooking dinner as I sit here... bacon, onions, baked beans, eggs on toast. Nice.
End of Day: a really neat day! Lovely company, lovely city to be in... and a good trip home again.
Time to get to bed, EARLY tonight... so tired. Tried to convince Marty and Jacqui to buy a KING SIZE BED for their 'guest' bedroom! A double is just NOT QUITE big enough for Stewy and me. lol