One last climb up the hill to the Centre of New Zealand. This time, Natasha did it all by herself. In her own imaginary world, pausing quite often to pick flowers, sing a song, talk to herself and eventually we made it to the top.
At the bottom, there is a nice grassy field for playing games and throwing frisbees and letting your dog run. It is the location of the first Rugby game played in New Zealand and nearby is a small playground and some swings. After swinging briefly, Natasha scampered off to the slide, but left her shoes behind. We all had started to follow Natasha, but Logan noticed the forgotten ballet flats and calmly picked them up saying, “I assume she wants her shoes…” I had to capture the moment since it always makes me smile to see a guy holding little girl’s shoes. :)