I am willing to admit it. We’re all a little fried from traveling 10,773 km in the last 6 weeks. Waking up in a hotel was just lovely. We ate leftover pizza and watched TV.
We are located in a rather interesting neighborhood. We’re not quite sure if it is dying or up and coming. We hope for the latter.
There are several murals on the local buildings and trendy shops like doggy daycares and I’m not even sure how to classify shops.
Sadly we had to leave that comfortable space and head out into the streets. The Central Station was close by so Roland had a blast looking at all the trains.
Note to self, look at the weather before leaving. It rained. A lot.
We headed inside to a cafe and grabbed a bite to eat while we waited out the rain.
The rain ended and we chanced a walk back to the hotel and called a cab.
We were at the airport with HOURS of time on our hands. Security was a minimal wait and we plunked ourselves down with a view of the airplanes.
We explored and tried on some new hats.
And found Dan’s Favourite cookie “Silm Slams in the Jim Jams” as he calls them
I met another traveling mother with children of similar ages. As we chatted she let me in on a seriously good deal.
There looks to be a lot of good deals here. I will let you know if we get to use this or not.
We boarded our plane and took off. Kids did great and it was a short flight (comparatively speaking) so I didn’t even get any pictures. I was still trying to watch La La Land when we came to a screeching halt, on the ground. Ride over.
Dan and Roland shared three seats. Scarlet and I shared the three seats on the other side~~ How lucky are we!! We had soo much room to spread out. Scarlet even got to roll around on two seats for a while. I just used the infant seatbelt that Quantas provides with the regular belt to help make sure she stayed on the seat and not falling to the floor. I was still trying to watch La La Land when we came to a screeching halt, on the ground. Ride over.
The flight was so short that I was still trying to watch La La Land when we came to a screeching halt, on the ground. Ride over.
Amazingly (haha I know) there were cabs waiting right out the door to take us into Christchurch.
The moment we got in the door Roland takes of yelling “Take My Picture, Take My Picture!”
Now Roland did not nap today. He did not sleep on the plane (It was a go ahead and watch TV kind of situation).
So the moment he put head to the pillow, with minimal cuddling he was totally OUT.
Thus ends our time in Australian and we begin a new chapter in New Zealand.
Distance Traveled: 2163 km plus
P.S. Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband who I have been joking that I am taking him to New Zealand for our Anniversary.