Sunday, February 8, 2009
monkey time in Christchurch!
Welcome to a big city!! after all the small towns, this was a bit of a culture shock, only stayed in the city center for a few hours- we went to Cathederal Square looking for the wizard - don't think he is there anymore. There were lots of chess games being played instead.
Even a huge sized game . the kids sat and watched and Kyle tried to figure out the moves. We wondered around the beautiful garden park. This city is known as the garden city and its easy to see why! beautiful!
sitting by the garden having a rest! it has been a long drive - loving the gardens, Sandra you'd love them!
After the big city experience we left to the outskirts of Christchurch to a place called Spencer Park. We stayed in the rest area close to the Adrenalin Forest. It wasn't a real campsite, but it sure was beautiful and it beat paying $50 a night! There was a fantastic park to play in and all of us kids had a blast playing in it that night.
our home for the night, it was wonderful here. a nice walk in the grass lands and park across the street. lots of birdies!
playing in the park at sunset. fun fun fun
the next morning we were ready to do the challenge - "Adrenalin Forest is quite the body work out. I am proud to say that Steve, Kyle and Maya all finished the whole 6 challenge course! Emma because of her height could only do the first 2 but she did them 3 times! I finished 2 and took pictures! arms not as strong as my legs and this was definetly an arm event! it was a series of cables between tree tops and all kinds of bridges and lots of flying foxes zip line! lots of fun and they even got as high as 22 meters!look closely! thats Kyle in one corner, Maya in another and Steve off in the distance!Kyle is the real monkey, he did all the hard parts of the challenge and even had to hang on a rope swing while Steve untangled the line that pulled the rope swing to the platform, seems in the excitement Kyle got it tangled and stopped in the middle of the trees. quite high up I might add. Steve had to sort of hurry across the tight wire thing, even made him nervous. Maya got a little scared on some of the challenges but got through it! quite proud she was!!
this girl has no fear! look at those splits - she has great balance!
this is the practise platform. lots of fun and the rain even held of for us. it took almost 3 hours to complete the whole thing!