We spent last week in the big city of Palmerston North (our city is very small, Palmerston North qualifies as a super metropolis!). It was fantastic - Jarvis got to hang with Nana & Grandad, which meant many extra people to pursue him on his many adventures and catch him if any of his daredevil stunts go wrong.
Trains (or Toot Toot's as he likes to call them) are pretty popular right now, and the miniature train at the esplanade is fun even for us big folks. It winds through the park, through gorgeous native bush (man there's a lot of kawakawa growing down there!), past ducks and across several miniature level crossings - plenty of opportunity to wave to everyone and admire every dog with an enthusiastic 'woof woof!'.