September 1st and 2nd: Southern Hemisphering!

After traveling for two days and crossing the international dateline, we are finally in New Zealand!

Jonathan smiles through the exhaustion at the Auckland airport.

Jonathan smiles through the exhaustion at the Auckland airport.

We checked into our hotel where we would stay for the first two days and started planning our next moves in detail – then took a long and well-deserved nap.

We set out to see Auckland the next morning, starting off in beautiful Albert Park. The trees are amazing, and we got a good view of the Auckland skyline, including the Sky Tower. The spirit of adventure in NZ is so strong that people regularly jump off this building (okay, with wire harnesses, but still).

If you look closely at the large image, you can see two people getting ready to jump.

If you look closely at the large image, you can see two people getting ready to jump.

We were frustrated yet again by an art museum being remodeled (it’s not funny anymore, guys), so we had a delicious breakfast at a cute little cafe and checked out some of the shops and other neighborhood sights. We couldn’t resist going into a bar we found which was entirely made of ice, right down to the glasses our drinks were served in. It was wittily called Minus 5 (that’s 23 in American degrees!). They suited us up in parkas, gloves and boots for our half hour in the freezer.

Rowr - Becky is fierce.

Rowr - Becky is fierce.

We walked down to Prince’s Wharf and enjoyed looking out on the harbor of the City of Sails. It’s windy and a little cold here, where spring is just beginning.

It's hard to believe we're really here.

It's hard to believe we're really here.

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One Response to “September 1st and 2nd: Southern Hemisphering!”

  1. Mom Says:

    After my own heart. Conquer the unknown. Have a grand time. Be safe. Love you, Mom

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