#7 Is New Zealand. My sister had gone down there for school and so naturally we had to have a family trip over Christmas 2005. We spent almost three weeks travelling all over the North part via van. A lot of my family trips are spent this way, sure we fly out there, but then we get in a car and travel all around the place. It is a good way to explore a place, but you also get on everyones nerves as you don’t have breathing room. We had some nice family fights as you would expect.
This was my first extremely long flight, I think it was 13 hours there. I don’t think I fell asleep on the way there, I barely moved and it was the first time I ever remember seeing my ankles swell up so very much – I think even more so than it ever did when I was pregnant with #1. But it is because I didn’t move at all in the plane ride. A funny tidbit is that my parents booked themselves first class but let the kiddos ride coach…
New Zealand is a very beautiful place and I felt it really looked and had the same feeling of my home province. It was very gorgeous. Here are a very snap shots from that time:
I would totally go back, but to check out the Southern part instead. From the Lord of The Rings series/Hobbit, that part has even more scenic areas. Totally worth the 13 hours flight!