Saturday, January 14, 2012

Far North on the North Island

The lovely lady eating fish and chips with Walt is Helen, my sister's sister-in-law who lives in Whangarei. She graciously invited us up for a tour of the far north of NZ. The highlight has to be the viewing of the great kauri trees in New Zealand's rain forests. Many thanks, Helen, for a wonderful outing and all your hospitality.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My NZ Nephews

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What Luck!

Remember the All Black Plane in the photograph a couple of posts back? We got to ride it Monday from Wellington to Auchland! All black leather seats, more room and more luxury. We were thrilled. Then we boarded a 20 passenger prop from the tarmac to Whangarei. How "Casa Blanca" is that!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

View from the Wharf

Really Fresh

Our nephew Brandon gave us the grand tour and got us high on caffeine.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

All Black Surprise

While in the Auckland airport, this beauty popped in. What a treat to get to see up close and personal, especially after these guys just won the world cup. Just part of the adventure of getting here. Delays and layovers and an unexpected day in Fiji.