Blogtober - Day 25 - Home againThe last catch-up post, promise!
After a bit of playing in the sandpit (just a sand path, but worked just as good!)
And a bit of turn-taking on the tree swing
We got in the car and headed back homewards again.
It was another beautiful day and we stopped again in Taupo
This time for a bit longer. We had a brief shop, a quick visit to the Taupo Bungy (just for a look to show the girls - not to do it!), went for a swim in the heated outdoor pools and had a nice sit-down McDondald's lunch (instead of the eat-while-driving we did on the way up).
We decided to take the scenic* route home and took the Napier-Taupo road. It was a nice change from the usual drive, but looking at the map when we got home, it looks like it would have added and extra 1/2 hour travel at least!
It was such a nice family time and are already planning the Summer holiday back up that way again!
*All of NZ is scenic, though sometimes it can get a bit boring seeing the same thing everytime we travel. Though there really wasn't that much to see all the way to Napier (over an hour travel!) other than a lot of native bush and plenty of holiday traffic. But the Hawke's Bay is a nice area to drive through - as much as the Central Plateau and Rangitikei are too.