Darling Robyn and Clare made our last night in Aukland one to remember always. We started off with a general tour of the city, drove past where they both work at the Family Court and then through Cornwall Park where the grass is kept clipped by a small herd of cattle and some sheep. It is a beautiful park and the memorial on the top offers an extraordinary view of the city.
The next day, Leonie, Les and Clare took us to the airport and helped us on our way. We flew on New Zealand air and our plane was festooned with drawings from the Lord of the Rings movie that was recently filed there. Our plane left at 7:30 pm and 12 hours later we were in LA and four hours late in Houston and then on our way home. Our driver picked us up at midnight and it was technically the same day we left but our bodies sure knew the truth.
Thus ends the madcap adventures of E and Jules in Australia and New Zealand. We're thinking about the British Isles for our next trip with a side trip to Paris, of course. While I've been to London and the surrounding country side and to Paris, E has never been and the last time I was there was in the early 80s.
I am returning this blog to its regularly scheduled programming ...my ramblings as a resident in Paradise. .