They were very proud of their handiwork and home improvements, so we had a tour of the wrap-around deck.
The writing on the wall of the daughter's playhouse is not quite as professional.
Later, our drive took us towards the Southern Alps and Lake Tekapo, where the Church of the Good Shepherd stands sentinel on the aquamarine shores. Tekapo holds a special place in my heart as this is where Him Outdoors and me got engaged, overcome by the sheer beauty of the view.
The view across Lake Hayes is simply spectacular and I would have to say it is my favourite view in all New Zealand. The weather was calm and magnificent, welcoming us back to Central Otago. This is why we returned.