Category Archives: Roadtripping

Our Summer Adventure to the South Island with BaBa and NuNu, Part 3

Here is the third and final installment of this fun-filled visit. We pick up where we left off, after our trip to Milford Sound, followed by a day trip to Arrowtown. We were back in Queenstown and enjoying the sights, … Continue reading

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Our Summer Adventure to the South Island with BaBa and NuNu, Part 2

Okay, on to part of the trip where we really get down to the business of experiencing the drama of the South Island… January 5: our day in Milford Sound. We started by getting up early in the morning and … Continue reading

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Our Summer Adventure to the South Island with BaBa and NuNu, Part 1

Yes, yes, yes. This is really outdated. But if I don’t get it down, how will I remember? (My memory is terrible, which is why I’m always busting out my phone and snapping photos of everything.) And it was such … Continue reading

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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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Best of the Doyles’ Visit, Part 2: A North Island Tour

After our long Gizzy weekend, we switched into Roadtrip Mode for the second half of our visit with the Doyles. First, a plug for the travel company who put together our road trip, the very informed and helpful Victoria at … Continue reading

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A week with my sister, our first visitor

[If you can get through to the end, you’re my favorite!] Our first visitor to New Zealand! We were all so excited to see my sister, Natalie. I was looking forward to catching up with her while showing her the … 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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