Category Archives: Visitors

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 This is really outdated.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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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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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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Best of the Doyles’ Visit, Part 1: A Weekend in Gizzy

Our great friends, the Doyles, visited in mid-April. What a trip we had! We crammed it in, while attempting to achieve a level of balance between covering a lot of ground and enjoying the moment. What with travel time and … Continue reading

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