Baywater Lakeview Motel
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... for the jump.
From 8,000ft we had to don an oxygen mask. We dropped off one girl at 12,000ft and then I was up first at 15,000.
Fit Chris shuffled us to the doorway and told me to hold onto my harness.
I was perched on the edge with my legs dangling out of the aeroplane. I could see the Earth's curved edge to one side and the lakes and mountains below.
"Oh, what a lovely - arghhhhhhh!"
And we were off.
On the ground I had wondered why all ...
... warm in the sun. Beautiful weather since we don't have any snow coats, gloves etc. Picnic lunch for us and a walk in the snow. On the way back pulled into Tokaanu village and thermal pools. Walked around the steamy pools, some boiling mud and steam vents. Amazing. Finally get back and try out our hotel's mineral hot spa outdoors. Very cold outdoors in the wind yet very hot in the water. Took an hour to cool down. Dinner at the Taupo cosmopolitan ...
... the centre hopping off outside the cable car station which took us to the top of a long steep hill to the botanic gardens. A pleasant stroll down the steep paths ensued with a detour to the playground (of course) and lunch at the cafe (including yummy chocolate cake and lots of coffee). Chloe was for once kept on the correct walking track by the sight of painted flowers on the path down to the cafe which she enjoyed running between and pretending to pick ...
... first though, especially a photo shoot of the McDonalds there, that had a full-size DC3 mounted in their playground for kids to scoot around in (made me think of my friend DM, and our play dates at McD's with our grandboys! How they would love this one!!), and a walk through the lovely park.
The weather was fabulous at the 5-Mile Bay lakeshore, so we ...
Windy and cloudy today, and what I had planned in the morning was put off until the afternoon and eventually cancelled so I was hanging around a lot and then only went into town again to look around and buy some pasta. Treated myself to an actual meal for tea, as opposed to the usual takeaway burger. I don't even like burgers that much but that's the easiest thing to buy here. Those and pies. They're obsessed with ...