My mum and dad were born in New Zealand on the north island.
We now live in Nelson. I have a brother and a sister. My grandma lives in Mapua and my grandpa lives in Wellington. My uncle and auntie live in Australia.Sometimes they come to New Zealand. The last time they came to New Zealand was for my grandma's 80th birthday. I hadn't seen my uncle in a very long time so I didn't recognise him.
On friday my family went to the powerhouse museum. There was alot of things to do and to look at there.There were spaceships, satellites, robots, engines and experiments that you could do. My favorite thing was the lightening ball. I learnt that you can power stuff by using bikes. I learnt about how it feels in a space ship when there is no gravity because they made a space station turn around and it felt like you were turning around. It made me feel creeped out. The science museum was cool.
On Thursday we went to the zoo. It had a lot of animals like alligators, Platypuss, snakes, koalas, gorrilla's and lots of birds. My favourite thing was a snake. I got to pat him for a long time. It was very cool to touch a snake because we don't have snakes in New Zealand. It felt like lots of tiny fingernails except softer. It was sort of warm because he had been sunbathing in the cage. He was a python and I really wanted to hold him myself. But the zookeeper had him around her neck. I thought snakes were scary before, they can kill you. But now I think snakes are way cool.
On Wednesday we went to the maritime museum there were 2 navy ships. A destroyer, a Scout ship and a Submarine. We were really lucky to go on the submarine as the day after it was going to be depaired. The destroyer was huge and you got to see how they made the shells. IT had more about six big gun turrets. After that we went to captin Cooks ship the Endeavour. It had such a tiny front. This is a copy of the boat where he found New Zealand and Australia. Then we went to see the museum we saw a movie about Pompeii destruction by a volcano. It said it nearly took 24 hours to be completely destroyed. My favourite thing was the Destroyer.
On Saturday we went to uncle Nigel's new house. It was very big. There are 2 wedge tails eagle's live there but we did' not see them.
We saw 4 kangarous at his place though. After that we went out for breakfist at a cafe and then we went home.I was so tired so when we got home I lae down and slept that was because in now Zealand time it was 12:00 and I wok up at 7:00 so I was very tired.