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Canterbury Museum of History

October 31, 2012 - Our last day in Christchurch began at this museum. Because of earthquake damage, only part is open to visitors, but it w...
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Punting on the Avon in Christ Church

October 31, 2012 - We got aboard at the boathouse and were off for a delightful ride along the Avon River in Christ Church. Here are a few...
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Antigua Boatsheds of Christ Church

October 31, 2012 - We came back to the Botanic Gardens late in the afternoon for a chance to glide along the Avon River like we'd seen peop...
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Chocolate Bus

October 31, 2012 - The Chocolate Bus, a 1947 two-decker, offered a unique tour of downtown Christchurch. Memorably delicious hot chocolate...
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Photography Exhibit in Christchurch

October 31, 2012 - This sign is not just a promotion for a photography exhibit. It is the beginning of the exhibit itself! Because the art...
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Christ's College

October 31, 2012 - Christ's College is one of New Zealand's oldest schools and also one of its most progressive. It was established in 1851...
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens

October 31, 2012 - This fountain is at the entrance to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens where Linda and I enjoyed wandering about grounds f...
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Christchurch Still Recovering

October 31, 2012 - It didn't take us long to realize that Christchurch is still very much in the throes of recovery from a major earthquake...
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Moving on to the South Island: Wellington to Christchurch

October 30, 2012 - We left Wellington on October 30 to visit the South Island cities of Christchurch and Queenstown. First we took the luxu...
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Wellington: City and Country Views

October 29, 2012 - An excellent Parliament tour turned out to be a good way to begin our one full day in Wellington, though observing Parli...
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Old & New St. Paul's Church in Wellington

October 28, 2012 - Linda wanted to check out St. Paul's Anglican church in Wellington, so we set out to find it. The original church, it tu...
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Wellingon, capitol of New Zealand

October 28, 2012 - Our flight to Wellington from Rotarua was only about an hour, so we arrived at our hotel, the Rydges, in the middle the...
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Rotarua: Volcano Territory

October 27, 2012 - Linda and I were picked up at the hotel at 8 am by a guide named Trent for a geothermal and rainforest tour of Rotarua....
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Rotarua's Museum/Art Gallery/Former Spa

October 26, 2012 - This building was a two minute walk from our hotel, the Millennium, and it's too big to capture in one photo with the si...
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Rotarua - another North Island City

October 26, 2012 - When I think back on Rotarua, my first impression is the wisteria - I've never seen such gorgeous displays of it, perfec...
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Last Day In Auckland

October 25, 2012 - On our last day in Auckland, we took a bus to the New Zealand Museum where we learned a lot about the Maori culture and...
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Day 3 in Aukland continued: Beach

October 24, 2012 - I loved the beach. The weather was gorgeous and we spent at least an hour enjoying this magnificent scenery. Great day i...
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Day 3 in Auckland: Art Museum, Bush & Beach Tour

October 24, 2012 - We walked from our hotel to the Auckland Art Museum which is a gorgeous structure, full of wood, glass and light. There...
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Day 2 in Auckland: City Tour, Harbor Cruise, Maritime Museum

October 23, 2012 - Our day started with a bus tour of the city. I had my journal with me so I kept jotting down the names of places the dri...
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Day1 in Auckland continued: Albert Park

October 22, 2012 - Albert Park caught our attention as we were walking back to our hotel on our first day in Auckland. Trees, flowers, foun...
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New Zealand - Pat & Linda's Adventure Begins

October 22, 2012 - We landed in Auckland, New Zealand on October 22, 2012. it was a cool, drizzly morning. Linda and I'd both slept quite a...
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NYC - Photos from Kelly

October 13, 2012 - Today Kelly emailed three photos of Peter in NYC. The picture above shows the bike he and Rod ride around the city. Pete...
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Pumpkin Patch

October 09, 2012 - After school on my last day in Arcata for this visit, Beth and I and the boys went to the pumpkin patch. I still remembe...
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Dunes in Arcata

October 08, 2012 - I love the beauty of nature up here. It's really such a wonderful area to enjoy the outdoors. No wonder so many college...
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Fern Canyon

October 07, 2012 - One of the prettiest places I've ever been is Fern Canyon, northeast of Arcata. We waded through shallow water, past fal...
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Arcata Forest

October 05, 2012 - Beth & I and the boys went on a lovely, long walk in the woods today with the dogs. Then tonight Beth, Carrie, and I dro...
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Arcata Beach

October 05, 2012 - The boys don't have school on Fridays, so it was a perfect time to go to the beach. The dogs love it, of course, but so...
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Redwood Community Forest

October 04, 2012 - One of my favorite things to do when I visit the Clines here in Arcata is take walks in the forest that has a trailhead...
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After School Party at the Park

October 03, 2012 - After school, River and Cedar were invited to a friend's birthday party at a park near Mistwood. I went along with Beth...
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Last Day of Road Trip

October 03, 2012 - Wednesday - last day of our absolutely terrific road trip. We pretty much drove straight through today and arrived in Ar...
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Driving Back to Arcata

October 02, 2012 - Jackson - a hard city to leave yesterday! Instead of hitting the road early, we had a leisurely morning that included br...
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