QE2 park in Christchurch

Family trip to QE2 park in Christchurch some time in the 1980’s.

My first experience driving a go kart. Unfortunately my feet couldn't touch the pedals so Dad needed to ride with me!

My first experience driving a go kart. Unfortunately my feet couldn't touch the pedals so Dad needed to ride with me!

Vroom! My very own jeep :D Pity they didn't let me take it home.

Vroom! My very own jeep 😀 Pity they didn't let me take it home.

My brother Scott hooning around in a go kart.

My brother Scott hooning around in a go kart.

Sweet! Now I could dig some REALLY big holes!

Sweet! Now I could dig some REALLY big holes!

Orana Park

Family trip to Orana Park in Christchurch some time in the 1980’s.

The lions. You used to be able to drive in to the lion area during feeding time and the lions would walk around your car. Apparently they've stopped it these days due to safety concerns :(

The lions. You used to be able to drive in to the lion area during feeding time and the lions would walk around your car. Apparently they've stopped it these days due to safety concerns 🙁

My brother Scott trying to feed a giraffe a piece of stick.

My brother Scott trying to feed a giraffe a piece of stick.