I arrived AUCKLAND

Trip Start Jun 08, 2012
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Trip End Jun 24, 2012


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Where I stayed
The Cottagen B&B Howick

Flag of New Zealand  , North Island,
Saturday, June 9, 2012


Arrived Auckland. Judy Knott's (today's her birthday) met me at the airport at 6:30 am (great airport) drove me to Howick where I'm staying at a B&B, across from the Bay.
Judy & Mary have a full itinerary printed up for me. Visiting schools near Howick ( a village on the eastern  coastal area of Auckland) throughout the week. Mary drove me around Howick showing me the schools I'll be visiting.  I'll be meeting several special education teachers including one at a local Catholic school. Seems there may be possible placements for our student teachers in special education afterall. She's promised I'll get to see Reading Recovery lessons.

Judy & Mary have made me feel welcomed. After that long flight, 9+5+8 hours including losing a day crossing International Dateline, all the travel tension faded quickly. They had a welcome bag full of treats for me and having dinner at Judy's home tomorrow. Never a dull moment with J&M!
New Zealand is beautiful, green, clean & fresh. Most amazing is how friendly people are. Complete strangers are offering to show me the natural wonders, which there are many to see here.

Will have pictures of Howick village soon.

Oh yes the pillows at the B&B are "just right" so is NZ wine!



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Lil Sista on

this sounds wonderful and the blog idea is great. completely understand about the pillows and wine looking forward to seeing pictures!

Mary Abouzeid on

Thanks for including me on your adventure, Doug!

Mary Ball on

Great idea to use this form of communication. Will follow you closely.
Enjoy this exceptional opportunity.

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