Where the Cable car should leave from
We set off for a walk to the Lambert Quay area. We then decided to go into parliment house. They were doing guided tours so off we went, after all it was free and informative. We then walked a bit more and decided to get a taxi up the hill to where the tram car goes (when it is running) and had lunch in the restaurant there. We had a look in the tram car museum while we were there. We then chose to walk back into the city which is about 30 - 40 minutes walk. We walked down through the Botanical gardens, as far as the Rose garden, where we had been yesterday. Time for a cuppa. So nice here. Then we set off on the rest of the walk. Heading towards the city, still in the gardens, there was an old cemetry. Ironic really as they seemed to have cemetries in strange places.
In the shops already
We did linger here for a while as there was a strange kind of meaning to us about being there at that time. A week before leaving for our NZ holiday, our great nephew was killed in a car accident. We were going to cancel or at least postpone our holiday but everyone insisted that Jake wouldn't want us to do that. We did however expect to go to his funeral before going on holiday but there were problems and it didn't happen. We weren't in holiday mood when we left but then as it turned out, Jakes funeral was taking place about the time we got to the cemetry. Maybe it was meant to be. So far away but the heart was still there. Well now that I have shed a few more tears! We continued on til we got to a bridge that went across the motorway and brought us back into the city. By this time Andrew had had enough so we caught a taxi back to our accommodation. We relaxed, showered etc and then wandered back to Te Papa (museum) for a while. On the way I found a Xmas tree shop and I had already found Xmas decorations. So early! It was a good day, so by the time we found some where to have dinner and got back to the backpackers it was time to try to sleep as tommorrow we move on.