Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Madd Max Reach Wanaka

 Where the fam found a cute cluster of food trucks and grabbed dinner.
 Sibs, drinks on the deck and Lake Wanaka in the background.
And best of all, bunk beds.

Madd Max Hit Elephant Rocks

 Mid-way from Waitati to Wanaka, the fam stopped in Duntroon to see these.
 And picnic here.
 With sheep. Lots of sheep.  Lots of sheep poo.
Neat. (Except the poo).
 That was some cool climbing and exploring.
Look at that beautiful girl.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Slappy Is In Heaven

 Upon finding out that people went grocery shopping barefoot, Maddie begged to pull her flip flops off and join the kiwis.
The end result of her and her cuz's trek.
Even the McDonald's is in on it.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Madd Max Tour The Octagon


The center of town, based on the city of Edinburgh.
Cool church.
A stop at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
 Followed by a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory.
 The tour took us thru that purple silo, where 1000 liters of chocolate came pouring down from the ceiling, representing 1/30th of their single batch capability. 
A final stop at another park with a flying fox.
And then back home for a fab dinner.
And a sunset.

Madd Max Head To Dunedin

 But first angst over the substantial amount of schoolwork the kids have to do.
The train station.
The platform that Jess thought looked like Platform 9 3/4.
Inside, Minton tiles adorned the floors.
 Train mosaic.
 The fam.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Madd Max Takes Pretty Pictures

More specifically, Sam does.
The Purakanui Inlet.
Gorse, an invasive and really pretty hedge brought over from Europe. 
Life finds a way.

Slappy Meets The Flying Fox


This is the playground at Gwen and Simon's school.  Maddie would beg to go to school consistently throughout the vacation.
(FYI Flying Fox is what they call a zipline in NZ).