Hi Hi! Long time no POST. But all is well in kiwi-a-go-go land. Pat and I have lived in three places in the past few weeks and each time we lack internet- so posting has been on the back burner. I have lots of lovely pictures for all yalls. Hope you enjoy! I will try to explain everything if I can/ remember. 😉 So I left off when we were back in Auckland- seems like ages ago. We hit the road and spent the night in Napier and the weirdest AirBnB we stayed at yet. But I planned it so we were in Rotorua around lunch time so I go take a driving break and enjoy the Polynesian Spa! (Yay for forward planning). Patrick too a little while to adjust to driving on the otherside of the road- but before long he was a natural! This was the best road trip ever! A nice relaxing break between driving 😉 Then a picnic lunch in front of this beautiful building, some consider it to be the most photographed building in New Zealand the original bath house, but now a part of the Rotorua Museum. Here are some more pics on the road. We stayed in Napier then drove to Wellington for a night before our INTER ISLANDER TRIP ! After a quick breakfast we got in line to drive onto the ferry to the South Island. It was beautiful on the way, hardly any waves. We arrived in Picton and grabbed a hamburger. But I was still hungry and we passed by famous Nin’s Bins! So I made Pat buy me a lobster. YUMMY YUM! We got to Christchurch and tried to get settled. We stayed with an AMAZING Wellesley Alum and within three days Pat found a great welding job! This is him heading off to work with a bucket full of tools and a HUGE PINK lunch box! We will post more- but it takes forever to upload this pictures. Pat ran away while I was typing this to go get a library card- so I will go get one too! We have great pics of our new place, Akaroa, and Sumner that we will post later- STAY TUNED KIDS ! XOXO Pat and Cori
In LA we tried to enjoy the outdoors before getting in a plane for 13 hours. We headed to Cabrillo Beach which was close to where we were staying in Palos Verdes.
The next day we headed to LAX for our 9:45pm flight to NEW ZEALAND! – of course we stopped at In-and-out Burger for a last minute treat 😉
LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL 2
Auckland here we come!
The first day we forgot our camera! Sad…but it was a beautiful day. The following day we used our new cellphone in order to buy a car! The dealership we wanted to go to was far away so we rented a scooter (I didn’t drive) and off we went!
This is our new little baby! A 1992 Honda Civic that shall henceforth be called “The Patty Wagon!” Because Pat picked it out.
We parked the car and went for a ride around Auckland!
We got some seafood for dinner and will enjoy the sunset over Auckland.
pat and cori