Welcome to Cormandel, New Zealand

Trip Start Jul 06, 2008
Trip End Dec 17, 2009

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

       A week in L.A with my grandparents was really nice.  They drove down from Vancouver in their motor home.  We went to Lego-land and Disneyland.  I saw Roz a friend from school at Disneyland.  I also got a black eye at Disneyland when it was dark and I bumped into another girl.

       We had a stop over in Hong Kong for about 3 or 4 hours.  It was a really big airport.
Arriving in New Zealand on the airplane we could see a lot of New Zealand.  Once off the airplane we headed for our hotel.  After a few days near the Auckland International Airport we headed for Waitete Bay in our rented van. 

      Dad drives the van most of the time.  It's hard because here in New Zealand they drive on the wrong side of the road. 

      It took us four and half hours to get to Waitete Bay but normally takes two and a half.  We are staying at a friend's cottage by the ocean.  The closest town is five minuets away.  There is only one store there and a bunch of houses.  It is very hard to find internet here so we have to drive twenty minuets to get access.
So far I have learned that people from New Zealand are called Kiwis and the capital is Wellington.  I thought that Auckland was the capital.
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I have been enjoying your entries, but have been very busy. I wanted to let you know that the road closure did indeed impact my life, but it is much better now. I also just finished my first set of elementary report cards. They changed the format since I taught elementary grades, so I had lots of learning to do. We are busy getting ready for Christmas concerts. So this has me wondering what you will be doing for Christmas. Many of my family members have been to New Zealand and Australia and tell me Christmas is different (hot!) but they ejoyed their time there. Hope every one in your family is healthy and happy! Keep the information coming! :)

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