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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... phone call was made to the Auckland City Police Department, who said they did indeed have Ruth's bag and passport but did not have a passport under the name of Ella McCabe. Luckily, given our state, our new best bud Ravneel offered to drive us to the police station to retrieve Ruth's belongings and return Ella's purse. What a babe. The rest of the day was spent planning our trip to the embassy on Monday morning and "drinking" with Richard's friend James (tea for us, beer for him) ...
The girls have only seen a Pukeko in a book given to them by one of their Aunties, so today was very exciting. We saw at least 15 'in real life' as Emma says.
The Leuschke kids went to school and nursery for the last day of term three and we went to a newer part of Auckland, Stonefields, to have a look around. The girls took Jen through her paces during a scooter ride around the ponds and Sarah was the first to point out ...
... put on a few pounds, but hey! I've got to keep my strength up. So we demolished a Big Breakfast and a Giant Mocha-Chino each in Te Puke and were ready to take on Mount Maunganui which I now know, cos I consider myself a bit of an expert, is not a mountain just a large hill. I know what a mountain looks like and it's not a mountain. I know! Aint that right Bill?
We had a pitstop with Neal and Linda, two more of ...
... the Bat Mobile, not only dirty but also empty. Good job team Berry!!! (And thanks very much Chris!)
The kids were very excited to see each other and seem to be getting along famously. Let's see how things progress over the next week...
With the kids fed and watered and Chris on his way to a work event in Taupo, the three remaining adults ducked out for a quiet meal with the baby sitter taking care of the kids! Yippee. First time in a while!
... of the whole of Auckland at night.
We headed to bed early as we have an early flight to Sydney in the morning- I am actually in the lounge waiting for that flight now!
It was a shame that we could not properly see the city to it's full, but I think we did pretty well in the time!
We are very very excited to be heading to Sydney, and to stay with our lovely friends the Colfers!
See you tommorow, and see you in a few hours Colfers!