Back From The Islands And The Rainforest

Trip Start Jan 23, 2006
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Trip End Apr 26, 2006


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Sunday, February 5, 2006

Hello Everyone!
We are back from our relaxing and fabulous Island Adventure. Nananu-I-Ra was a great place to start the trip, and we met some great people along the way. By the time we left they all knew us, and we were the veterans of the establishment. We saw reef sharks, stingrays, sea snakes (very poisonous), eels, coral, tons of fish, toads, lots of lizards, wild horses, pigs, and more mosquitos and flies than I'll ever be able to count. It rained a bunch, I guess there was a cyclone (kind of small hurricane) off the coast of Australlia, but we also got sunburned. From there we headed out to Suva for some great rainforest, waterfalls, and swimming. We are leaving Fiji for New Zealand on Monday(at 3am), and we will miss the laid back lifestyle of Fiji. But we are excited for what lies ahead. It is amazing how far away you do feel, but it is so nice to hear from everyone and for keeping us posted. Julie I need some pictures of Cooper!! We stayed in our first (and not last) dorm, 8 people from all over the place and no one snored!! It was only $10 :) The Rainforest Lodge in Suva was quite different with it's balcony room over looking the lagoon, and amazing waterfalls and swimming holes. One had a great rope swing, and some Fijians did backflips and dives off the rope! We will write again soon from New Zealand, and we send out love from across the world! We will be watching the Superbowl Tommorrow, Monday at 11:30am, crazy huh! Go Seahawks!!!!!
Love,
Molly and Conor
ps the toilets do flush the other way!
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marycruit
marycruit on

Hi Moo
Off for New Zealand Monday!! Can't wait for pics of rainforest, Fiji!Nan def getting married April 15 in Arizona.. just a quiet ceremony...Then waiting until
May or June to have a party in Michigan- maybe at John's cottage. She is so at peace with this. He and
Nana have known each other all their lives. He misses his wife and Nana misses Pop. The are very comfortalbe and want to take care of each other and have fun in their very old age! I am happy for her, Molly. Waiting for news from you guys every DAY!!! Memore- Mommy

quirinale71
quirinale71 on

wish we were there
Mollyand Conor,
Sounds so gorgeous and wonderful. Rick, Reed, Nick, and Richard went to the Wake /UVA game in Charlottesville today. Wake lost at the last minute of course. Hope that New Zealand will be full of sun and adventures.
Take care Lots of love,
Janie

33third
33third on

Amazing Pix.
I'm so jealous. I am working on a saturday night on this packaging design project and I click over to see how rough you got it now... haha. Kidding. Hope the trip goes well, glad you are finally doing this! Lemme know if you have a layover in LA at all again and I'll try to buy ya'll dinner.

swolters
swolters on

Wow!
Hey Mols and Conor: The pictures are amazing. I just started my new job this week (yuck) and looking at these photos, I'm already ready for my next vacation. We're making friends here, had dinner last night with 2 old friends and 2 new. The new girl turned out to be a windbag and trapped Mark in their living room showing him pictures of her dog when she was growing up. It was pretty funny...I could tell he was trying to get away from her. Today, we have a couples baby shower (at a bar) and a super bowl party. Nothing, compared to what you're doing, but still fun.

Mark caught his first mouse a few weeks ago. We should have stuffed and mounted it like a trophy kill, especially since it made him scream like a little girl the day before.

That's all the news from Raleigh for now. Can't wait for your next installment!

waltbeth
waltbeth on

Great Pictures
WOW. Some wonderful pictures. I would love to blow up that sunrise picture from FIJI. See you are having a great time. Will be rooting for the SEAHAWKS for you tonight here in Baton Rouge. Have a great time in New Zealand. We are jealous. Walt and Beth

marycruit
marycruit on

Wow is right!
Oh honey, it looks absolutely enchanting! You and Conor look so relaxed and well - read!! I just thought of something. Get a tiny little pebble or shell from everywhere you go. No jewels or pearls necessary , unless of course you FIND one!! New Zealand awaits my precious two. Love you,Me more, Mom

gangilly
gangilly on

Killer!
Hey guys -- Fiji looks amazing -- clearly not as beautiful as the Sunset district -- but pretty damn cool for sure! We missed ya @ our Super Bowl party last night -- Connor -- fear not -- i bet a good chunk of money on your Seahawks so I was as mad as you could be -- also -- i drank your share of beer -- which is awesome! Cooper enjoyed his first super bowl -- i've attached a photo of he and i enjoying a budweiser.

We miss ya -- Cooper took his first steps today -- that's right -- the little man WALKED! Pretty unreal stuff -- he'll meet ya @ the airport when you come home and show off his new skills.

Have some fun for us!

G

nick.c
nick.c on

Good Times
Sounds like you guys are having a super time. I wish I could come visit, but sadly I have to slave away here at college. Its so hard.... so many parties, so little time. Anyways, hope all is well. Shotgun a Foster's for me when you get to Australia and then go play w/ the kangaroos.

Nick

meotch
meotch on

I hope...
that you guys took that rope swing for a whirl!!! you can't pass up a good rope swing! much love from LA! -bri

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