Thursday, 26 November 2015

Today we walked 3,728km! (Pretty much.)

This morning's hike up Mt Victoria - Year 8 Jump!
Year 7 Jump!
The first of the Parent-Child Jumps! Go Jesse!
The Twins.
Straight leg - Bent leg.
Logan prefers to just 'fall' off the rock.
Dan the Man - showing Asher how it's done!
What a great jump!
Morgan is really happy at this point.
Listening to our guide at Te Papa tell us about the ANZAC attack on Chunuk Bair - do you know if the ANZACs achieved their goal?
Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War - Weta Workshop did an amazing job creating these giant size people.

Strolling back from The Carter Observatory...we come across the Beehive and these big smiles!
This guy had a few interesting stories for us. He was at the 1956 test match between the All Blacks and the Springboks at Westpac Stadium. Peter Jones, a great All Black No.8/Flanker got the winning try. The sports broadcaster at the time got him up to the commentator's box after the game due to thousands of people in the stadium chanting his name. This broadcaster asked him, "Peter, how do you feel?" He replied, "I"m absolutely buggered." And that was the first swear word ever heard on radio in NZ. Fact of the Day!
Lots of cool posters and canvas pictures around.
The legend himself. (Not you Asher.)
We love Tana! (Though not as much as Richie!)
"Mmmm which blade of grass shall I steal and put on Trade Me?"
"This one!"
"Miss Blair this is my very first Starbucks and I am soooo happy!" cried Paige.
"Miss Blair I have a coffee!" shouted Asher.
Oh yay, you are the last person who needs caffeine thought Miss Blair.)
The moment we've all been waiting for...Laserforce!

10:30pm and the boys all have lavender drops on their pillows to help/make/force them to go to sleep. Help! It's now 11:02pm - Asher is lightly snoring, Gus is sleep talking and Blake is quietly giggling to himself about both these events. Yay - it's our last night in the hostel! 

1 comment:

  1. Not quite as blue and sunny as it was in Christchurch. Looks like a great day (I could tell from Morgan's face that she was loving the walking). The Gallipoli exhibition looks fantastic and I can't wait to hear all about it in person. Enjoy the final day. (Fingers crossed the boys had a deep sleep). :) Mrs S


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