We were on the road for about 11 hours. It was a LONG day. We did stop at one familiar place along the way to get out and stretch our legs - the Tongariro National Trout Center. We had been there last March when we went down to Tauranga with Sister Winters and her family that time Elder Winters had to go to Vanuatu at the last minute. Larry was driver for the group and got to take Gary's spot on the long planned fishing trip.
However, that time when we stopped at the trout center even though we very much enjoyed the walking trails (and found a couple geocache there), the museum and aquarium had been closed. This time everything was open for business so it was fun to walk around and see the displays.
Soon enough, however, it was time to get back on the road!
We caught glimpses of Lake Taupo through the windshield, but there was no more stopping for us. We were ready to get home.