Friday, 31 July 2009

Excitement at Excsite

We paid a fleeting visit to Hamilton today, to explore the Exscite centre. Denver really misses the 'Shakey House' at Te Papa (the earthquake house), and I knew that when I lived in Hamilton years ago there was a similar one at Exscite. First we popped into Donovan's Chocolate factory to re-energise the troops after the long car trip.

When we got there the whole place had changed, I guess that is to be expected, and the house was nowhere in sight. There was a great range of other fun things to do though.

Then we headed downstairs to look at the new Waikato River exhibition. And there in the corner was the earthquake house....revamped as the volcano house. Denver was in bliss, though the first time round gave her a shock, this house is FAR shakier than the other.

The exhibition was awesome, loads to look at and take in, the kids lapped it all up.

After a quick pose with the natives, we headed into town for some lunch, then home for a rest.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Looks like a great place to explore and glad you managed to find the wobbly house!

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