Monday, January 24, 2011

Summer Holiday

Last week we hired a house at Mount Maunganui and headed to the beach for a few days of rest and relaxation.  I left the planning and booking up to Jonathan this time and he managed to find a great beach house just a few minutes up the road from beautiful Omanu Beach.  We were lucky enough to have three days of sunshine - even though the weather forecast told us it was going to rain the whole time we were there.

Well, a picture paints a thousand words so heres a few photos to show what we got up to:
Hiked to the Top of Mount Maunganui - it felt like Mount Everest!

Enjoyed the spectacular views from the top - what a pretty country we live in!

Ate way too many oh-so-delicious Copenhagen Cones

Soaked at the Hot Pools and laughed at their sign afterwards

Had a lovely visit from Mum and Dad - just in time for the kids to convince them to buy them another copenhagen cone

Had dinner looking out over the beach

Spent hours in the water and emerged covered in seaweed!

Went swimming at McClaren Falls
Relaxed with a good book
Ate too much food

Discovered some weird sea creatures
Spent quality time together.


Crystal said...

nice pics, and glad you had good weather. Though i'm totally bummed I missed out on those copenhagen cones!!! we gotta go to the mount at least once more this summer so I can get one!

Crystal said...

p.s does a salt water poo sting?? ha hah ah a ahhaahah

Jessica said...

you had nice weather!! Luckeeeee! he he. So jealous of your holiday. Sounds like you had the best time!!

Kimberley Farthing said...

that looks like it was a fun holiday!! Im not entirely used to you being a blogger again and i almost shouted with joy when i saw that you had a new post :D

tania farthing. said...

I'm not really an ice cream fan, but i love copenhagen cones mmmmm. looked like a fun holiday!!!

The Warwicks said...

I'm not an ice cream fan either tania - but I had it with frozen yogurt and it was delicious.


Holidays are the best aren't they! Especially with the fambam! And those ice creams look super good!!

Amy said...

Love the pictures!! I want some of that beach time right about now!! Your family is so cute!!!