Victoria Esplanade covers an area of 19 hectares adjacent to the Manawatu River. It is the finest park in Palmerston. The park has a small number of aviaries housing both native and exotic birds.
Then we saw this cute miniature train taking passengers around the gardens. 4 of us managed to hop on their last service of the day. The ticket cost just a mere $2 per person!
I love autumn. The balmy, cooling weather with the blend of golden and crimson hues. As the wind blows, the fall from trees and plants waltz around you and the sound of crispy leaves crunching softly underfoot waft through the air as you strolling along. It is astoundingly romantic!
Parents in law
We took a walk through the award winning Dugald McKenzie Rose Garden which was opened in 1968. I guess we were just in time to enjoy the last sight of roses before they all succumb to the chilly winter.
Random question: New Zealand government is passing the anti-smacking law. So smacking your own children will be illegal and parents could be locked in jail for that. What do you think? I think it's craps and absurd! It is my child (if I have one) and I smack when it is deemed necessary. You don't tell me how to teach my child for goodness sake! Since when smacking = abusing?