Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rock Climbing And Smoking Desserts

Chris' godson Liam came to visit during his school holidays last week. We picked him up from the airport and I saw a Weta Workshops display that I had missed seeing when I had arrived.

Unfortunately I ended up with a migraine the next day, but the day after we all took the train down to town. (I learned that going into town means going into Wellington) First we gave rock climbing a go. Liam started and Chris was belaying him. It took me a good twenty minutes to muster up the courage to give it a shot. But once I got going I quite enjoyed myself.

I also learned that there are quite a few muscles I don't normally use. It was almost as much work belaying as it was climbing.

Afterwards we took the cable car up to the top of the botanical gardens.

Chris asked Liam if he wanted to have a picture taken, to which Liam said "No." I asked Liam if he would take a jumping shot with me. Chris: 0, Audry: 1.

In the evening we went to Genghis Khan, a Mongolian restaurant, for dinner. The best part is always the smoking desserts, though.

We walked up to the top of Mt. Victoria after dinner to have a look at the city lights. It was only after we got to the top that we realized that we'd missed the lunar eclipse. Ah well. It was still a beautiful night.


Alina Sayre said...

Great pictures! You look like such a ninja holding that belaying rope :) I'm glad you're having a great time!

Alicia said...

So many adventures! We saw a kid at a county fair trying to rock climb a really sparse wall where you win $100 if you reach the top. He was only 8 or 9 and was like "Mommy, I don't want to do this anymore! I can't!" Poor kid, he kept getting stuck about halfway up but he was pretty amazing.

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