Playing at Palmerston North’s Esplanade

Iggy’s granddaughter Aria is the only grandchild we have living in New Zealand. Yesterday, at Palmerston North’s Esplanade, we indulged ourselves, doing what grandparents do. Iggy lives by the philosophy that it’s never too late to have a  happy childhood, so he had as much fun as Aria. (We both did, actually.)

We walked through the autumn leaves. (Thank you for the image, Renee.)

We walked through the autumn leaves. (Thank you for the image, Renee.)

Iggy, Aria and Johnny fed the ducks.

Iggy, Aria and Johnny fed the ducks.

Lots of people had fed the ducks before we got there. The ducks weren't hungry, but it seems that Iggy and Johnny were.

Lots of people had fed the ducks before we got there. The ducks weren’t hungry, but it seems that Iggy and Johnny were.

Iggy and Aria climbed up to a platform for a view of the water. (Another lovely photo, thank you, Renee.)

Iggy and Aria climbed up to a platform for a view of the water. (Another lovely photo, thank you, Renee.)

Aria loved going down the steep and slippery slide with her father ...

Aria loved going down the steep and slippery slide with her father …

...but she also showed us how much she loved swooshing down by herself.

…but she also showed us how much she loved swooshing down by herself.

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Playing at Palmerston North’s Esplanade

  1. Iggy says:

    A lovely weekend in Balmy Palmy! The movie of Aria on the slide is cool. She went really really very really fast!!!!

  2. Ana says:

    Great photos! Obviously autumn has turned up!

    • Hmmm. Looked like autumn, felt like mid-winter. Lovely Johnny took off his fleecy lined jacket and lent it to me – while he spent the rest of the morning in his shirt sleeves. He is one gallant man!

  3. Judith Cartwright says:

    Ah that brings back some memories. We lived in Palmerston North for the years while Davis & Gareth were growing up to early teens. Our home was just a block away from the Esplanade, and we spent many happy hours playing there – and on the park – with the boys. ‘Balmy Palmy’ has much to offer if one looks, doesn’t it!

    • Isn’t it an impressive park – a range of activities for little people right through to quite big people. I was eyeing up the flying fox – I’ve never been on a flying fox before – but decided that maybe this was not the right time or place.

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