This is the mud pool that we woke up to every morning.
I thought the sulphur lake at the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, called Inferno Crater, was very pretty with that light blue. It was a 90 minute walk to get there though...
To keep things interesting for Aaron, I told him that we would try to make the Prince of Wales geyser at Te Puia shoot out his ears.
We hired bikes for everyone except Adrian, he got a seat that attached to the front of Richard's bike. There are trails that hug the water, go through the vineyards or harder, off road ones that went all over the place. We chose the water trail. It was perfectly flat, with no need to share the road with cars and went for about 25kms one way. I had an awesome day. Everything was perfect.
Adrian was a little grumpy at the start but he soon fell asleep and woke up a much happier boy.
Aaron couldn't have been happier. He wasn't very confident to start off because we haven't had a whole lot of practice with the training wheels off but once he realized that he could do it, he was showing off whenever he could.
That's where we had to ride back to!
But, it wasn't hard because the views were incredible...
The day of riding could have easily turned into a disastrous day with whiny kids so I am very thankful that it worked out so well and everybody enjoyed themselves.
I think I'll leave the final leg of our journey for my next post. One last easy post before I have to start looking around for interesting blog topics again.