Our first stop was Palmerston North. Our "hotel" in Palmy, The Camelot Motor Lodge, was about 4 times bigger than our apartment in the city. It was a two story condo with two bedrooms and a half bath upstairs. Down stairs it had a full kitchen living room, dinning room and a big bathroom with a spa tub. It also had a beautiful garden in the backyard. I was ready to move in.
Lonnie was busy working all day so the kids and I had lots of time to walk around and explore. We walked around the Victoria Espalade at the huge park. The kids loved all the attention they got from the ducks, that was until an over anxious duck grabbed bread from Max's hand a gave him a little bite.
The park also had a kids splash pool (or Paddle Pool in Kiwi). It was about the size of a normal pool but only about 1 /2 feet deep and filled with cool water and a couple fountains.
The park also had an impressive aviary. The babies were in awe of all the wonderful birds.
We also spent time at the big local library and walking around the square at the center of town. It was a great place for the kids and enjoyable for me too.