NZ, you little beauty!

My father just turned 70, and we came back to NZ to celebrate this milestone with Family and Friends.

The trip had us arrive in Auckland, travel to ruralย Te Awamutuย and then on to Whitiangaย for the weekend.img_9757

I think I have been in Melbourne just long enough that on this visit it was like I was seeing all these places for the first time – and the tourists to NZ are right – this is an amazingly beautiful country! ย Just driving from Te Awamutu to Whitianga had me wanting to stop at every corner to take a photo of the lush landscape and awesome vistas (as each corner was almost an Instagram moment, I was pretty active on my postings, so check out my Instagram for the trip in pictures). Continue reading “NZ, you little beauty!”

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New York, New York!

I am a big fan of birthdays. Not just mine, but friends and families birthdays are something I love to celebrate. Milestone birthdays however are something I am trying to get the hang of. This Christmas I turn 40, and to celebrate I made the audacious call that I wanted to have both my Birthday and Christmas in New York.img_9632

I can’t tell you why New York, and I need to be honest, not a significant amount of thought went into the location, but as soon as I said it, I knew it to be true.

Somewhere along the line, New York for Christmas became a two month explore of USA and Canada, starting and finishing in San Francisco (my self professed spiritual home, even though I have yet to go there). Overall, cause for much excite!! Continue reading “New York, New York!”