Sunday, August 7, 2011

Good-bye, New Zealand!

Today I fly back to Texas! I've had a wonderful time in New Zealand, but I am eager to return to the familiar surroundings, routines, and amenities of home. At last I will no longer be (literally) living out of a suitcase!

Garrett's program lasts one more week in Auckland, and then he has another week to explore more of New Zealand (or perhaps Australia). He is jealous that I get to go back to the States now!

There's no place like home!

Friday, August 5, 2011


Here is the last batch of photos of our road trip adventure! We explored Waipu Cave and its glowworms on our own!

Egmont and Tongariro National Parks

We saw majestic volcanic mountains on this day, but it was too cold to enjoy any good hiking! What can we say? We prefer the Floridian climate! We came... We saw... We took photos... We left!

Otaki Forks and Waverley Beach

When you come to Otaki Forks in the road, take it!


Wellington is New Zealand's capital city, but it has the feel of a large town. It reminded me of San Francisco in some ways! Check out these pics.

Scenic Train Ride

All aboard! Check out the photos of the first day of our adventure here!