From Auckland to Orewa

Trip Start Apr 01, 2010
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Trip End Apr 30, 2010


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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Well, the flight from LA to Auckland was ok.  And that's disappointing.  I had heard such wonderful things about Air New Zealand.  It probably wasn't realistic to think that they could live up to my expectations, but nonetheless, I was let down.  The service was great and the attendants were accommodating, but my god, where did they get those seats?  Ladies and gentleman, Braniff lives!  Seriously, I have spent hours on a DC10 on Continental with less pain.  But that's all behind us...

Again, Vaughn did great.  He's a trooper.  Travel does not seem to phase him.  But now that we are about to turn his schedule upside down, that will likely all change.

Problem number 2.  I had a bit of a concern about arriving on Easter weekend, and it turned out to be well-founded.  We made plans far in advance to pick up our camper-van on Saturday morning, and the idea was that someone from the rental company would be at the airport to pick us up.  Well, no.  We waited....and waited....and called....and no.  Finally, someone picked up and informed us that he was running the place in a pinch since everyone else was away for the weekend.  Great. 

But all in all we got off ok and started driving north to Orewa where we found a nice place to bunk down for some much needed sleep.  Of course we all woke up at the crack of 2 in the morning but hey, that gave us some time to reflect on how bad our backs hurt from "sleeping" on the flight.  And Molly did take some nice pictures of the beach at sunrise.

Well tomorrow it's further north.  We are off to Whangerei and the surrounding areas.  Hoping to get some beach time in.
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Tom Trouve on

Have you seen any Hobbits yet?

barolam
barolam on

Found any lost rings yet????

Ted on

This blog is the greatest. Have Fun, Ted

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