Saturday, July 16, 2016

Road trip - destination: Ohakune

I had booked this trip a year ago and at the time it seemed like a lifetime away. Then life gets so crazy busy and this getaway has rolled around quickly. First world privilege when I'm debating whether going away is worthwhile! What a silly sausage I am.

We threw everything in the car and began our road trip this morning. Jef wanted to take the scenic route through Taupo and stop for lunch there. No objections from me. I love Taupo. I have fond memories of the times I've been there for bike riding events.

We stopped at Huka Falls briefly. It was a popular stop for many tourists.

Had some lunch in Taupo township at a busy sushi bar. It was nice enough sitting in the sunshine, inside. It was so cold but I made the boys get out for a quick run around on the lakefront afterwards.

Then a brief detour through Turangi and we were heading toward the mountains.

Finally we reached our destination, and since I hadn't managed to register enough steps on my Fitbit for the day I left the boys in the room relaxing and went for a walk for an hour or so. Picked up some supplies from the supermarket, which had a fireplace cranking in the middle of the store.

Back at Kings, and after some cheese and crackers we decided to go have dinner at the Texas style saloon restaurant on the premises.

Afterwards it was off for another walk in the dark with the family. It feels so nice being in a mountain village. We will all sleep well tonight.


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