The last leg of our holiday

 The last morning of our trip, the kids got to go fishing one last time. We dropped Hubby's Mum off at the train station to visit her sister in Christchurch and we headed to the ferry terminal. Hubby took these photos while I napped.

I enjoyed watching the rainbows in the splatters of water outside my window.

And then we were on our way home. It was a long day and we'd be home late, so we figured the kids would listen to their ipods and maybe nap before we got home. We were wrong. So wrong. 

Hubby and I put in a compilation CD he had made for our wedding and we began to quietly (at first) just relax in the front seat and enjoy the drive as the sun set. But when familiar songs came around the kids perked up in the back seat and started singing along.  So we sang. Loud! We rolled the windows down and sang at the top of our lungs for about 2 hours, replaying the 'favorites' over and over and over!

It was a fabulous way to end a great holiday. And it certainly wasn't like anything I'd ever done with my parents! That was one for the record books!


KB said...

Beautiful blue sky. Lovely.

Arkansas Patti said...

Thanks for stopping by TNS. Your comment made it impossible not to learn the rest of the story.
At first I thought you were running from him but now I see you were running to him.
That really took some courage and obviously was worth it.
My friend Peter at http://opopots.blogspot.com/ is also from N. Zealand. Truly the end of the world from us.

EmptyNester said...

Love the photos- they're beautiful! We used to sing like that on our trips--thanks for bringing back that memory!

hummer said...

Love the scenery and I love your description of a family having loads of fun together. That is wonderful!

Dee said...

Hi Betty, Happy to have you visit my humble little blog.Feel free to visit anytime. The blue sky and blue water is making me swoon. You truly live in a beautiful and interesting land. I will be back soon to read more of your blog...now i have to go shovel some more snow. Dee

Bobbi said...

What a beautiful vacation! Where is this??

Marja said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures and I soo love a sing along. We haven't done that for ages. I can imagen because my singing is so bad that my kids force me to s..up.