It's great to be back home after spending a wonderful week in Taupo. It's the proper holiday that we have had in about 5 years and it was GREAT. When in a tourist town like Taupo you have to do the touristy things so we did. The highlight for me was Prawn fishing (as I was the only one of us to catch anything) LOL. It was great fun but you have to have alot of patience as it can take a
very long time to hook a prawn.
We went to Lilliput farm (I know we are farmers) but when you are on holiday you still have to get the animals in, and Alex loved it. He especially loved it when the Kune Kune piglets came right up to him as they got out of there paddock. I tried to pick one up but the squealing was just too much (lol).
Off we went again to the Volcanic Centre, I would recommend this place as you learn just how far the Taupo Volcanic zone goes - all the way to White Island. Huka Falls are just amazing with thousands of litres of water going through the Falls per second. There was more water than normal going through the falls as Sunday and Monday the rain just fell out of the sky and was so wet.
This is a photo of Alex swimming at De Bretts Thermal Pools. We decided to take Alex on a surprise and went up to the pool one evening. He absolutely loved it, he had fallen off his scooter a few days earlier and scraped his leg. I tole him that if he got in the green mineral pools that his sore would heal. He did and now its just about gone.