Trip Start Feb 20, 2013
16Trip End Jul 05, 2013
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Saturday morning, we took a break from the horses (and the heat) and went to the New Zealand National Aquarium in Napier. I saw my first Kiwi bird there, which was pretty cool. There was also a neat exhibit on dinosaurs and the discovery of them in NZ.
Saturday afternoon, we went back to the Horse of the Year and watched the World Mounted Games. This involved teams from all over the world (including the US) doing a bunch of relays with the horses. They had one event where the riders had to get off the galloping horse to grab something off the ground and then jump back on the still-moving horse to hand off to the next person. It was very exciting and I'm pretty sure I wasn't the only US fan there.
We had a quiet night on Saturday in preparation for the long drive home. Now it's back to school and my class schedule is getting pretty busy. I have my first test next week, so I'll be busy studying for that, but not so busy that I can't have fun!
I'd also like to wish my sister a very happy birthday! I haven't forgotten about my friends and family back home. I think of everyone often and will be overjoyed to see everyone in the summer.