Friday, October 06, 2006

Last weekend Jon and I went to Auckland by ourselves. We were supposed to go Saturday morning, but my sister ended up staying at our place Friday night anyway, so said we could go if we wanted to. We ended up staying at my Dad's in Hamilton, as he was borrowing my car for the weekend, so we made the most of it and went to the casino, nothing exciting to report there.

Saturday morning we headed up to Auckland, and spent a couple of hours wandering around Sylvia Park. It wasn't anything exciting at this stage, although I guess when it is all finished it will be a one stop shop which would be good for a day out.

We then headed into the city, and checked into our hotel, Sky City hotel, and, went up the Sky Tower. Now, I have a huge fear of heights, and this was the first time I'd been up there, and I didn't step away from the inner wall, but at least I can say I've been up.

We had dinner at one of the Sky City Restaurants, then went to the Casino. We spent some time on the pokie machines, then decided to be brave and had a go on the Black Jack tables. We got on a couple of good tables, where the players were not so serious, and the dealers were good as well ( a bit of fun).

After a great night, we got home at 3am, and had to be up earliesh, as Jon was doing a bungy jump.

I couldn't do it myself, but I did manage to get over my fear and go up and watch. I was going to watch from the harbourside, but am pleased I didn't as you can't see anything from ground level.

We caught up with Jon's sister for lunch, and then headed back down to Hamilton to get my car, and came home.

Everything was good at home, which is always a relief to come home to!

1 comment:

Janine said...

go John on doing that as there is no way I could......sounded like a lovely "us"time weekend away...