While they are both genuinely fun to be with, one of the best parts of having them here is to get to look at the beauty of New Zealand through fresh eyes.
When we first came here we were in awe with the wonder of the landscape. The many shades of green, the textures of the land, and all the year round flowers captivated us. We felt like we were in a land of magic and stunning beauty.
Over time, however, we've gotten so used to our new surroundings that it has sort of become our new normal. I wouldn't say we entirely take it for granted now. But we have lost some of the initial sense of wonder.
Watching Toni and Sheryl's reaction to the things we show them and all the places we go remind of just how very special this place truly is.
|Dock at Lake Pupuke|
|Lynda in front of mammoth hydrangeas in Cornwall Park|
|Swamp Hen , also known as "Pukeko"|
|The pigeon that mugged Sheryl|
After lunch we headed over to Cornwall Park to show them the amazing 380 degree view from the One Tree Hill monument and explore around the park a bit.
|One Tree Hill Monument|