Wednesday, March 5, 2008

a toast to a happy ending


Hanmer Springs showed us the sun, and we showed them our shine! All smiles. The sun came out for an afternoon and we soaked it up! Joe and I spent our final New Zealand day in a mountain village paradise. We left our jackets and hats in the camper, and charted some gorgeous new territory in our bathing suits and sunscreen. We basked in God's hot springs and sunshine, the waters were perfect in color, warmth and garden surroundings! Of course the clouds rolled in in the later afternoon, but that didn't bother us, we had our moment in New Zealand's sun once again! Our final stretch back to Christchurch was lively and full of noisy campervan campers (one particularly happy camper)! Happy to be all done with the camping (all done joe, all done)!

We're leaving this fantastic country today. Heading to Sydney! Trusting we will find accommodations upon arrival. We'll just tell our taxi man... "Take us to the Opera House!" And we'll go from there! No worries mate.

7 comments:

Scott Hearts NZ said said...

Sweet as, L&P.... Good on ya mate!

anjuli paschall said...

nida- your tattoo looks good in this shot. miss you guys and think about ya everyday!

kristy said...

this award goes to wanida for her brilliant defeat of those who previously voted her "least likely to survive multiple days in a van down by the river"! i love it!

Augustus Rex said...

Hey, going to Sydney, check out this article (http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=ae6GlcvBtldY&refer=home)
on the gloomiest Summer in Sydney's recent history - hope you guys get better weather!

Smik said...

Looked at the pics from this posting - way to take your shirt off Joe!
Keep up the good blogging. It's making my days better as I sit in front of a computer...

Melissa said...

yay! On to the next adventure where you never really figure out what supper is, or afternoon tea:)

Tim and Karen said...

We're a little slow, but we just realized you can post comments. The van looked awesome and luxurious Wanida :) We've never seen bungi Joe with sunglasses, lookin' good! Miss you guys! Your pictures and blogging is great we are really enjoying it. Luv ya!

Tim and Karen