Category Archives: Summer

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 This is really outdated.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 Epic Stateside Trip, Part 2b/4: New York City (the second time around)

Back to mid-August, 2013. We drove south on the Pike towards New Jersey, first. We have friends there, Sean’s old college buddy, Bob, and his family. They are great! We arrived slightly sluggish, a bit late, and still a little … Continue reading

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Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 3: Our Fair City, Cambridge, Mass

Back to the post I started to write months ago. I am writing this now, in mid-January. But I must now conjure up the days of last (North American) summer. We’d left the dreary Gisborne winter and first landed in … Continue reading

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Returning home

This past week has been strange and surreal. Mixing our first trip to the South Island and our first views of the Southern Alps with the dramatic scenery of Milford Sound and the fjords, the rain and cold “summer” temperatures, … Continue reading

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I have a lot of hopes for 2014. Athletic pursuits, like pushing myself from the half-marathon distance to my first full marathon. (I’m registered for the 50th Anniversary Rotorua Marathon in May. Yikes!) And becoming a better surfer. And of … Continue reading

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