Friday, August 17, 2007

Aoteroa is magical!

I am here.... over 1000 photos taken, and this is the first time I have seen a computer with internet access since I last posted. Believe me when I say you will be seeing photos. Lots and lots of photos. But that will come tomorrow, after the boys and Ann leave. They fly home tonight, and I will be here for another week.

We have been to Napier, Hawke's Bay, Taupo, Rotorua, the Coromandel...Pauanui, Cathedral Cove, Hot water beach, then Auckland. And all the bits in between too. And the weather has been spectacular all the way. Everyone is amazed how wonderful it has been for us. I am not. It was meant to be.

I have also had 5 wonderful days with Linds, and we have had such fun. I have been everywhere and seen everything that is important to her, and we have talked a mile a minute and eaten muffins, and sampled coffee and tea all over the place.

Along the way, I managed to LOSE MY CAMERA CHARGER. How stupid was that. I had no choice and had to buy another one, which cost almost as much as a new camera, but I needed to have the camera working, didn't I? Of course.

We have been to thermal parks, watched geysers spouting, seen bubbling mud, kayaked on Lake Rotorua, the boys have been on the Huka Falls jet boat, and survived. We have laughed so much, and had such fun. We have been up the Sky tower, and ..... and...... and...... I need to draw beath. So much to tell you and so much to show you too. Tomorrow.

This is the most beautiful country. The coast line is spectacular, but so is the inland part too. Magical. So many memories to treasure. And more to make too. (And I am not even going to tell you how many posts I need to catch up on too....... I need to know what you have all been doing!)

6 comments:

Morning Glory said...

How wonderful to hear from you! I can only imagine what a spectacular time you're having. I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing more. Take care.

Penless Thoughts said...

Good to hear from you. You sound so wonderful. Blessed with good weather on top of everything else!
Susan

Dawn said...

I am glad I stopped by again today and found your report. 1000 pictures! How will you ever choose which ones to show us? Which ones to print? What a wonderful trip. I must get over there someday! But so much better when you have family and friends to visit and take you about.

PEA said...

Sounds like you're having a simply marvelous time:-) I'm sooo looking forward to seeing more pictures...I loved seeing the ones in your previous post!! Continue having fun:-) xox

Susie said...

Glad you're having a great time. Can't wait to hear more!
xo

Isabelle said...

Loved Diana's pictures. You all look so happy. Personally, I'm back at work, but don't let that spoil your enjoyment of your holiday....

Have a wonderful last week!