Archive for April, 2007

Tenth Letter from New Zealand

Friday, April 6th, 2007

March 26-April 6 We’d been promising ourselves we’d go to the Auckland Zoo so finally we got ourselves in gear and caught the bus out to the Western Springs area of the city (past the big park where the Pasifika Fair I talked about in an earlier letter had been). Great zoo! Some beautiful tigers […]

Ninth Letter from New Zealand

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

March 23-25, 2007 Rather than drive a few hundred kilometers on the wrong side of the road again, we decided to see the Rotorua area by tour bus – not a monster Greyhound-type tour, though; rather a smaller, more personalized van arrangement. Over the three days we never had more than three other people with […]

Eighth Letter from New Zealand

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

March 15-22, 2007 St. Patrick’s Day we had breakfast at our friendly local Irish pub – a full Irish breakfast and a pint of Guinness for $15. (I told a friend that I thought a Guinness was a full Irish breakfast; he replied that not only was that true, if you hang a potato on […]

Seventh Letter from New Zealand

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

March 5-14, 2007 Mornings often start out gray here, but in a couple of hours there’s likely to be blue sky and sunshine. A couple of hours later we may be back to dark clouds and might even get a sprinkle of rain. Or not. Or maybe it’ll get really bright and hot and you’ll […]