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Cool sculpted archway in downtown Auckland, NZ
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D is for Dave
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This is not Lynette or I. I just thought they were cool shots, one showing the city below. And with my fear of heights I can't believe anyone would do this!
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This tree in a park reminded me of the phone tower that was installed at Disney's Animal Kingdom and disguised as a tree. Only this one is real, so trees do really look like that!
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This is a shot of the back deck at our lodge on Waiheke island which is a 35 minute ferry ride from the coast of Auckland. We spent 4 nights there.
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What a beautiful place Waiheke was. This is one of the beautiful views of the many beaches. the flowers are amazing there.
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Here I am posing happy but really freaked about the idea of driving on the left side of the roads.
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The photos just don't do these locations justice. We took these while driving around the hills of Waiheke island. We stopped at a winery for lunch and had what was supposedly the Best Pizza in the World! It WAS pretty darn good.
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Waiheke is very hilly and there are these really windey tight foot paths that lead from the upper towns and main roads down to the beaches. Lynette is decending this one that took us on a short-cut through the woods to our lodge.
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It was amazing stepping off the plain to see this view. We had just landed in Queenstown on the South island of New Zealand where we are now. We will take off on our 5 day trek the day after tomorrow. We're really excited. I'm sure I'll have some amazing photos after that.
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Here is a shot of the lake which is right across from our hostel here in Queenstown. The air here is cool, and it also seems to be very crisp. It just smells and feels really clean. The water is so clear and blue. Its weird to see water like this amidst mountains rather than in a tropical setting.daves_013.jpg

Here's a photo of our amazing accomodations in the hostel in Queenstown. Just enough room to get around the twin beds. The bathroom is down the hall.
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Posted by schuckley 20:04

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The photos are dreamy. My favorite is the vertical one with the mountains behind the water and the grass on top. Gorgeous. -Claire

by claire wil

THE PICTURES ARE JUST GREAT SO BEAUTIFUL. LOOKING AT THE BLUE WATER YOU CAN START TO DREAM OF FAR AWAY PLACES. KEEP HAVING FUN!

by jwrossrd

this is so awesome.
you both look happier than we've ever seen you look before. we could comment on every blog and photo but will just combine our thoughts and say how happy we are for you. thank you for sharing and we are thrilled for you.
keep the blogs and photos coming.
thinking of both of you.
donna and jeff

by jeff.donna

Here's a potentiallt useless bit of trivia for you: (well, not trivial to me but maybe to most people except you guys who are there!) New Zealand was the last port of call for British expeditions on the way to Antarctica and the first port of call on their way back. Specifically, Lyttleton, near Christchurch, on the South Island. Don't know if you're going anywhere near there but there are museums and artifacts pertaining to Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton in these parts in case you're interested! I love reading the blog, glad you keep posting! -Renae

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