Had a great weekend getting to see my Dad! He's in New Zealand for a couple weeks touring around and stopped over in Wellington for the weekend. It was great to receive a generous care package of American food and Oral B flossers!!! They don't have these in New Zealand and I've been missing them. Also good to swap out some clothes and get a head start on taking things back home because I fear for the impending doom of the luggage weight limit...
We wandered around Wellington Friday night and went to The Flying Buritto Brothers for dinner, the last Mexican place in town that I wanted to try. It was less bad than the others, we were both pleasantly surprised. The feijoa margaritas were delicious too.
After dinner we wandered around Courtneay place looking for a place that serves Hokey Pokey ice cream (Ironically, Kelly and I had made some hokey pokey earlier in the week. Its a mixture of sugar, sugar syrup, and baking powder heated up and then hardened to make a sweet, crunchy candy.)
Homemade Hokey Pokey
We found ice cream!
Saturday afternoon we went to the Te Papa museum, a completely history of New Zealand, and walked around for several hours. The wind was pretty gale outside so it was nice to be inside and still doing something fun. We headed out to the botanical gardens and took a trolley ride, but it was still a bit too windy for us so we ended up heading back to Dad's hotel for a bit then got pizza dinner at a wood fire restaurant called Heaven pizzeria. (Just down the street is Hell pizzeria, not kidding)
flower tree at the botanical gardens
Salmon pizza and Pepperoni pizza
Dad did not like the NZ beer.
We called it an early night since Dad had to be up early to catch the ferry to Picton on Sunday. It was really great to see him though and at least be two out of place Americans with funny accents together. I had to keep reminding him which side of the sidewalk to walk on and which way to look when crossing the street, all backwards, so confusing, haha but it was a good time.
Sunday afternoon I went out to lunch and for the afternoon with Mesha, Jaz, Ange, and Na. We went to a brunch place called Elements, known apparently for its eggs Benedict. Yes, quite yummy.
We were all a bit sleepy after lunch but stayed out for a long afternoon, not without stopping for coffee of course. The girls were a little ridiculous, we HAD to listen to Taylor Swifts new album in the car before lunch, and there HAD to be singing along. I did not feel bubbly enough to be in their presence lol.
Some other weekly photography include:
Wellington street performing playing a mellophone!
A couple good pics of the Wellington sunset this past Tuesday on my way over to Rosie's for dinner and to write some letters.