After eight sleeps away on business, the man of the house is back! He was away in the UK and flew the long haul to LA, and on to Auckland, before the ‘hop’ down to Taupo to meet up with us on Sunday.
Taupo Airport is a gorgeous place to hang out, especially in the sunshine with all the small aircraft to watch and the sky divers parachuting down!
There was huge excitement when the man of the house landed and as his plane taxied around on the runway we caught a glimpse of his beaming smile through the window.
And after a quick stop to admire the gorgeous views over Lake Taupo, and climb on some rocks, we headed off to the fun Huka Prawn Park for the afternoon!
So wonderful to be reunited again and see the girls with their Daddy.
Onto the prawn park….!
We have visited the restaurant at this beautiful spot on the Waikato River many times over the years, but have never tried our hand at actually catching a prawn.
We spent a while grimacing over the bait on the hooks and dangling our rods in the water. We could feel the prawns latching on with their claws and tugging at the bait, but none of us managed to snare a crafty prawn.
On a warm summer’s day I could definitely see the appeal in sitting there a lot longer and being more patient with our luck, but as the spring air had a bit of a chill in it we kept moving and had so much fun on the adventure play areas in the prawn park.
The prawn cycles were fun (spraying out water as you pedalled) and the hot tubs of geothermal water to soak our tootsies in were so relaxing.
We had great fun running the gauntlet over stepping stones with water intermittently showering down above us, testing out our strength on a rope-pull system, and our weight on another activity. A few highlights on this video…
Our oldest daughter turned out to be the biggest fan of the prawns (Daddy was happy he didn’t have to share them with all his daughters!).
A great afternoon, finished with a relaxing chill in the pool at the apartment, whilst watching the sunset over beautiful Lake Taupo.
The colours over the lake of the setting sun really were magic! It was like the sky was celebrating our family being together again.
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