Category Archives: Hiking

Our first visit from Sean’s parents was a surprise for the kids

Given how curious-bordering-on-nosey our oldest is, a surprise of this caliber was substantial. But it was a success. The kids had absolutely no idea. The plan came together rather quickly. Sean and I were already planning to be in Auckland … Continue reading

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The Best of March 2013

March was a pretty rockin’ month. It was at the beginning of March that I had my first jam session with some friendly, ukulele-playing ladies. And not having anything but the $30 uke that I bought for the kids, I … Continue reading

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Our family’s first camping trip: Anaura Bay

We did it! We’ve camped! We borrowed a ton of gear (a shit-ton to be exact), from some friends, made a bunch of food, packed an absurd amount of stuff (but sadly not enough warm clothes), and tagged along with … Continue reading

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Hike up Te Kuri Farm Walkway

Today, at the surprising hour of 3 pm, we started a hike up the Te Kuri Farm Walkway. Surprising, since it was a 3-hour hike. So we were all exhausted by the end. But the day was gorgeous and we … Continue reading

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