Hello All! I am finally at a place where I can upload some more pictures so I'm going to post some of the pictures from the past few days I haven't been able to share with you yet. Let's go back to Friday, shall we?
This is Fiji from the plane. I thought it was kind of cool to see bits and pieces of this country which I had never really thought much about before.
One of our first glimpses of New Zealand, from the plane of course :)
After thirty-some odd hours of travel, we were thrilled to hang out in this park at the Auckland airport.
After thirty-some odd months of winter, I was thrilled to put on flipflops and to wear just a t-shirt outside. (Okay, maybe it hasn't quite been thirty-some odd months of winter, but it sure has been a long one!)
Dave's first taste of Middle Earth!
There are still signs about the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake everywhere. We had been thinking of eating lunch at the Botanical Gardens Cafe but sadly, it was closed.
I took just a few (too many???) pictures of the flowers at the Botanical Gardens.
Getting ready to go punting on the Avon! I even wore my "punting pants." They have anchors on them :)
I hope you enjoyed getting a few (a lot!) more glimpses of New Zealand and of our trip thus far. Today, Sunday, we went to the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, toured the New Zealand section of the Botanical Gardens, and drove the scenic, hilly, narrow highway north to Kaikoura. However, it is the late hour of 8:20 pm and I am exhausted so I will write about that later. Until then, good night! Or good morning, whatever time it may be for you :)