We awoke to a beautiful, misty sunrise over the hills and vineyard out the back windows of our cottage in Hawke's Bay. We had breakfast overlooking the vineyard while Mommy carefully watched over the sheep grazing under the vines. After a relaxing morning, we drove into Napier for a tour of the city. Napier is known as the art deco capital of New Zealand so naturally, we took a walking tour to view the architecture. Napier was virtually destroyed in an earthquake in 1931 and was rebuilt in the style of the time, namely, art deco. The city is very unique and we enjoyed our walk through town and along the coast. We had lunch in a cute cafe cafe and Daddy won the ordering contest with his beef stew and kumara. We enjoyed a leisurely afternoon including a trip to a lookout point over the town before heading back to the cottage. We had pizza for dinner at Pipi Cafe just down the street from our cottage.
|I 'heart' tax|
|A rare photo of the four of us|
|We are swing dancing in case you couldn't tell|
|L on the Napier water front|