I love long weekends. Even long weekends where I have to work Saturday, and then Monday afternoon. I especially love long weekends where we're able to take a while to go on a road trip. And that is exactly what this Queens' Birthday weekend provided me with.
|Mt Ruapehu - the mighty volcano!|
My younger brother, who happens to be a very talented dancer, was competing in a dance competition in the beautiful city of Taupo - along the shores of the gorgeous and very famous volcanic lake. So Mum decided that we (and my fiancé) would make a trip out of the event.
|The mountain with all the ANZAC Memorial|
Crosses in front.
|My brother and I decided to ride a tank at the Military Museum!|
|We stopped for lunch along the lake edge whilst we were still a |
while away (this is a huge lake, remember)!
|Last one, promise!|
|My lovely family!|
After the dancing competitions were over, we went back to our hotel. We manage appropriate sleeping arrangements by having Mum and I share a room the boys aren't allowed to enter, and Logan and my (very protective of me) brother share a room we don't enter. Works really well!
We went up to a place my brother loves, called Action World, but it was closed, so we took photos at Taupo's giant *sarcasm* airport instead. We pretended to be staff - oh so convincing, right?! ;)
After that, we embarked on the longish drive home. It was really nice and restful, and the weather improved heaps about half-way back. We arrived *just* in time for me to go to work! Restful period over. I think another is in order soon!
Hope you all had a lovely long weekend too!
|Precious Mama <3|
|This picture makes me think of these lyrics from one of my favourite songs:|
Glory to the Lamb. "All of creation is under Your feet, the sun and the stars,
the moon and the sea, they all worship You. Everything bows before You!"Beautiful creation!
Now, back to reality - work, study, a singing competition over the weekend and exams next week. Phewf! :D
Love, Nina xx