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More Beauty from New Zealand


So we went from this: to this: but Jon and I have been totally under the weather so there was also a lot of this: Until we found some mega pain killers and dragged our sorry asses to the Auckland … Continue reading

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I’ll never take indoor plumbing for granted again…


We made it. To Auckland. No, not Oakland. After driving more than 3000 kilometers, Jonathan and I are still amazed by the natural beauty of this country. Case in point: there are a couple of scenic highways but even when … Continue reading

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Coming face to face with Gallipoli in Wellington…


When we made it safely on the inter-island ferry, Jon was looking for campgrounds near Wellington but after driving through Wellington itself with our moronic bus, navigating small busy city streets and intimidating roundabouts, we steered our beast to the … Continue reading

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Marlborough Country, NZ: Clothes Optional…


After a good bit of driving– more scenic highways but WTH every road is scenic in this country, I kid you not… we arrived in Marlborough Wine Country, which exceeds Sonoma and Napa in natural beauty and way fewer crowds.  … Continue reading

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More from New Zealand…


On Facebook I already referred to the down side of camping with, as an example, the NZ request in every camping bathroom to flush used toilet paper down the toilet and not throw it in the trash. Thanks to my … Continue reading

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New Zealand: New World?


Jon and I truly feel there are times that we think we died and have gone to heaven. The biodiversity of this country, the scenery, the food, the people— we haven’t had a single negative experience. In fact, we are … Continue reading

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Mishaps in New Zealand: Bolero and/or Bust


The reason why New Zealand is so perfect and pristine is because it’s so hard for the rest of the world to get here… we decided to come here and do come glamping by renting a “Bolero” RV which looks … Continue reading

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Cast Away…


As our flight took us into the pitch-black night out of SFO, we started crossing that enormous body of water, the Pacific. Seeing nothing but the moon and stars reflected in the water you realize what a tremendous feat the … Continue reading

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Traveling to get away from it all…


“If you stick a hatpin in at Boston and drive it through the center of the earth, you come out very near the Bay of Islands.” ~ Christina Thompson On Sunday, Jon and I will be packing our bags and … Continue reading

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September 21st: When Boring Means Blessed


I’ve had such trivial weeks the last few weeks or so, that I hesitated to even update you in my blog because I have nada to share. Oh yes, the world is falling apart: hurricanes seem to be on steroids, … Continue reading

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