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Sunday, July 19, 2009

our weekend: a visit to the waterfront and a mini-break

the sun came out yesterday. most of wellington was so stunned so see this bright yellow ball in the sky, they immediately took to the watefront to walk, skate, cycle, and generally leap about with glee.

we joined them.

te papa (our national museum) had a couple of things going on. this display of fancy cars was one of them. i personally don't see what the fuss is...
inside the museum, this was going on
this little guy (who can't be more than 11) completed a 3x3 rubic cube in under 3 minutes - BLINDFOLDED!!!
the audience was in awe. as they should be!
then we stopped at chaffers dock for a bite to eat.
here's the grandma to my cupcake holder!!!
raspberry cupcake - yummmmmmmm
the view from our table to outside. all the outside tables were taken - dammit!
there was no wind. just gorgeous
chaffers dock
after our trip downtown with the girls, the hubs and i took a mini break!
it was our first in over 18 months - that's too long!

we stayed here - pretty cool huh? almost brand new
this is the spa we didn't relax in (no togs) and the pool we didn't swim in (too frikkin' freezing!)
we did however, relax upstairs in our 2-bedroom apartment and enjoy the last of the afternoon sunafter a curry at the local 'indian', we headed back and watched the all blacks beat the aussies at rugby. it wasn't pretty, but we won!
this morning we had breakfast here
then took a walk along the beach
yes, this is a teenage boy surfing in the ocean - IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER!!!
how cute are we?


Tammy Howard said...

Ohhhh! There is a song - and I can't remember the name of the artist - but there's a line that says something on the order of 'the shadow of us when we hold hands makes our love look enormous'.

This looks like just a wonderful little break!

Hope it was full of enormous love.

Stacey said...

What a wonderful little getaway!

Melinda said...

Aww how cute you two are! Looks like a nice weekend!

Scrappy Girl said...

What a great afternoon...I enjoyed going around the the smooching shadows...romantic!

Lisa (Jonnysmommy) said...

What a great day. The photos are great, especially that last one! And the cupcakes...mmmm.yummy!

mandyb said...

love the new header... must get kris's cd off you too, to copy the photos... and to pick up the muffin tray......

glad you had a great get away.... and wasn't the weather fab..... same again today too yipee!!!

cat said...

You had a great break and I think the win over the Aussies was great. So I guess you and I can talk a bit about the tri nations? Maybe we and Mummy Mc Tavish ( can make our own little tri-nations in the blogging world. Maybe not - the freeking Srpingboks might just let me down.

Love the last picture - way cute.

Jaina said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend!

Kristy said...

What a fun get away!!! I am so jealous we have been NO where so far this summer!

Tiaras said...

the weather doesnt' look too chilly? Is it??