One of my favourite spots outside of Auckland was the day we went to Piha Beach. It was just my parents, J and I so it was good to spend some bonding time just the four of us. We went for a hike along the beach and up into the mountains which resulted in some stunning views of the NZ coast, had lunch at the Piha Cafe, burned our feet on the hot sand at Karekare but still managed to squeeze in a few jump shots, followed by fits of laughter. We even made it to Mt. Eden which had 360 degree views of the city before heading back to meet up with Christine and Michael for an amazing dinner on the water...wishing I was back there now.