On Thursday, had a leisurely morning in the room this morning and we ate breakfast in the room. We had yogurt and fruit.
Thursday was laundry day. Our hotel doesn’t have a Guest Laundry, but a sister property, The Ibis, does. To prepare we walked over to The Ibis to assess the laundry facilities. While we were out we roamed down towards the Bridge of Remembrance and found a row of restaurants and stores.
On Thursday we ate lunch at Chiwahwah Mexican Cantina. The restaurant had a lot of Day of the Death themed artwork and even the menus.
On Friday, Albert wanted eggs for breakfast, so we walked over to Table at Monks for breakfast. Albert ordered a Spanish Omelet, Shari had the Lemon Ricotta & Blueberry Waffle, and I had the Salmon Eggs Benedict. Everything was delicious.
After breakfast we walk down to the Margaret Mahy Playground which is on the Avon River. We took a long walk along the Avon stopping at Victoria Square and the James Cook Statue. We continued along the river to the Robert Falcon Scott Statue. We took a break and sat along the Avon near the Bridge of Remembrance. After a short break we continued on towards the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial and then we strolled through the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Needing a little pick-me-up after all this walking, we stopped in at Ben & Jerry’s for an ice cream and then sat outside and ate it. After getting a little sugar in us we explored the Riverside Market before walking back to our hotel and propped our feet up for a while.
For dinner tonight we walked down to Original Sin near the Bridge of Remembrance.