|(It was pretty cool how many people were out to watch)|
In honor of this man and his accomplishments, the city of Invercargill hosts numerous days of motorcycle racing every year. Quite unfortunately Sarah had to work during the coinciding times of events for this momentous weekend, so I headed out solo with some friends we had recently made during our Thanksgiving dinners to take in some Munro Challenge.
|(I had to take numerous shots to actually catch these guys!)|
|(What a front yard! And this shot does not include the gardens just to our|
left, the small pond, the small Maori replica house he built out back, or
the amazing playground just to the right)
|(Sarah catches me enjoying the gardens. Real men like|
flowers, I think)
The house is surrounded with walking paths, gardens bursting with vast arrays of colorful flowers, littered with waterways surrounded by boisterous ducks, and a giant playground for any children that one brings with them to the park. This place is all put together quite nicely and after all of that admission is free when it is the normal exhibit! The house and grounds by themselves are well worth the visit, so when the art is added on top of the rest it all just "sweet as," as they say round these parts. We wandered through as much of the house as we were allowed access to (visitors are not allowed up the narrow stairway to the third floor - bummer), and then headed out to enjoy the scenery and the nature walks. What a perfect way for us to spend Sarah's day off!
I had to put this next photo in at this size because we like it so much. The other night while driving home Sarah noted a rainbow in the sky - who doesn't like rainbows? While driving past Queenspark we could still see it and snagged this shot.
Enjoy the rest of the photos - pictures of flowers from the Anderson House Park gardens that Sarah took. This next week Sarah has a few days off in a row and we are going to finally have the chance to go see Miriam and Gordon up in Queenstown! If you know them or are interested in hearing some more New Zealand tales about Americans traversing through Kiwi land, feel free to follow their blog as well - click here. They are fun people and it's been a great read so far!
|(We caught a lot of bees doing their business on the flowers - so fun to watch them at work)|
|(Fantastically PINK and YELLOW!)|
|(They have a few of these arched walkways at Anderson House Park - so pretty and inviting)|