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Trip Start Jan 19, 2011
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After getting our car,..
All that shopping wore us out and we decided to hit the park for some relaxing in a natural area. (we're so ready to get out of the city) Albert Park is only a couple of blocks from where we stayed last night, so it was great to be able to escape the city for a bit of serenity through tree climbing and straight up chillin' (Fiji style). The trees there are beautiful... old and gnarly looking. We found a quiet spot in the shade under some trees to hang out and play some cards. I dominated once again. For some reason, in Fiji, Colin won litterally every game we played (except one game of scrabble in which I took great pride in after losing 25 games of backgammon and gin-rummy). He must'of had some crazy Fiji magic going on, but I'm happy my luck has taken a turn for the better, because it was totally starting to piss me off. If you know me, you know I'm not a good loser. (full on pouting... it's not pretty) and if you know Colin, ... you know how much of a gloater he can be... not a good combination. Luckily, we are still in love after all that
After the park, we decided to hit the Auckland Art Museum. Unfortunately the main museum is closed until April for construction, but there is a smaller one with some of the main attraction pieces in it. It was nice,...and I even got some illegal pictures of some of our favorite paintings. (Dad would be proud :)) To my defense, ... I didn't know we weren't allowed to take pictures and Colin told me to do it. :) It all worked out in the end and we only got slightly repremanded...it wasn't like I stood on ancient Egyptian artifacts to take a picture or anything. (not naming any names... DAD!!) :) Anyway... it was a nice afternoon.
We checked into our hostel and then went walking around the city. We grabbed a bite of food and took it to the dock for a little picnic, where we watched excellent street performers doing hip hop. Then we headed to the Sky Tower to go up to the top and see the sights. Wow... 360 degree view of the city... tallest tower in the Southern Hemisphere aparently. Beautiful. Colin bought me a traditional Maori bone necklace which represents the bond between people (individuals, lovers, family, friends, cultures)... it's totally the touristy thing to do,... but I like it. :)
In the sky bar, we met Peter..
This is hopefully our last night in the city before heading out to the more rural areas of NZ. I think we're ready to get our hands in the dirt and venture out to greener pastures.
xoxo... til next time