Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Zealand

is beautiful!!

The trip here was brutal, 13 hrs on a plane from LA.  A family was sitting in front of us and as soon as we would fall asleep it seemed like their girl would start to scream bloody murder.  I had my neck pillow and sleeping shades and somehow got some sleep.

But so far, it has been worth it.  We spent a lovely day in Aukland and today we are in Rotorua.  We hiked to the summit of a small mountain and had a lovely view of the beach, and then tonight we are going to a Maori cultural show w/ dinner.

It is fun to hear the accents here and the funny different ways they say things.  They like to call trash, rubbish which is funny.

Driving on the left side of the road is a bit crazy.  The passenger sits where the driver should and away we go.  Thankfully we have our GPS and have just been following that.

It is so fun being in a different country.


  1. I can't wait to see some pics!! enjoy the rest of your holiday! Fran

  2. Wow - can't believe you're blogging from there!! Sounds awesome! Also can't believe how much you're already doing!! Jet lag can be harsh. Keep us posted & enjoy!!

  3. Sounds like you're having a great time. All that stuff is very British! We say rubbish too and drive on the left!! Ask them what they call a shopping cart - we call it a trolley - I know my US friends used to find that soo weird!!

  4. Ah, so glad you guys are having an amazing time...sounds like so much fun (with the exception of the long plane ride & screaming baby of course:))! Hope you continue to have a fantastic time together:)

  5. Jealous..I am so jealous !