New Zealand Trip: Day Eight

– Auckland, New Zealand to Denton, Texas – Well, we are finally home. The trip total for this thing is hilarious: 22,690 miles by plane, car, and boat. Denton has never looked so great as it does tonight. I was even grateful to see the post-Thanksgiving traffic. We were up at the crack of dawn…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Seven

– Twizel, New Zealand to Auckland, New Zealand – Well, there’s not a lot of good things in Twizel, as we discovered this morning. There weren’t any running trails, so we had to run along the road and by the grocery stores. Someone in a car kept shouting at us on the sidewalk as they…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Six

– Queenstown, New Zealand to Twizel, New Zealand – Alas. Today was our last day in Queenstown. This morning we had to pack up all of our stuff to move on to our next temporary home. It’s our last full day of our trip, too, since tomorrow we fly from Christchurch back up to Auckland…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Five

– Queenstown, New Zealand to Milford Sound – We didn’t have to pack all of our bags up this morning. We are staying in the same hotel tonight. I guess we usually stay in one place two nights at least once per trip, but it always feels weird not to be rushing out the door…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Four

– Greymouth, New Zealand to Queenstown, New Zealand – Today was another long and busy day. We didn’t make it into our hotel until 8:30 again, but at least this time we had already had our dinner. We really pack a lot of stuff into every vacation, I have to say. It isn’t a vacation…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Three

– Wellington, New Zealand to Greymouth, New Zealand – We survived the ferry. I guess that’s the most important thing to start with today. We didn’t have time to run, since the ferry left pretty early, but it was raining quite hard off and on, so it didn’t matter anyway. This morning we got up…

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New Zealand Trip: Day Two

– Taupo, New Zealand to Wellington, New Zealand – Today was much easier than yesterday. That first day after you get off of the plane is always the roughest. Mark, of course, has been here for a week, so he’s not having any trouble at all, but I’m still adjusting. We began our morning in…

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New Zealand Trip: Day One

– Denton, Texas to Hahei, New Zealand  to Taupo, New Zealand – You’ll have to bear with me, as this post will probably be a long one. I’m calling it day one, which I guess makes the marathon of travel that it took me to get to New Zealand counts as day zero. I don’t…

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