Good Day from down under, New Zealand style!!!
Yes, we made it! What an amazing journey we started and can’t wait for what each new day may bring 🙂
To catch you up a bit, I have been writing a lot about our experiences and lessons learned, but realized, this would be quite lengthy to post through the blog….so, I guess I will be writing a book in the future!
Anywho….Here is a “quick” synopsis of the preparation, the flights & arriving in New Zealand:
As you can see by the above images, we started packing and then ran out of luggage for the rest of the stuff.
Below are images during the estate sale. Everything was pulled out and displayed for the sale. We had a great turnout, even for the rainy, cool days. We have to thank Leslie, Will & Melanie @ Strictly Business for their amazing job getting things to move. Their two weeks of hard work paid off….thank you!!!
After the day’s sale (3 days total), since the kid’s beds were sold, they created forts to sleep under for the night 🙂
Then, here is what the aftermath looked like from the sale, which all remaining items went to a local donation charity:
Finally, now to move our stuff to the hotel. Should be no problem, right? Wrong! It took three trips to the hotel to move everything out of the house. Needless to say, there was more “shedding” in our future!
Ugh! Finally to the hotel for a peaceful night sleep….
And…..were off! Jet setting across the world!!!
We rented an RV (aka Caravan, as New Zealander’s call it) and headed off towards the beach! Sounds easy, right? Uh, not really. It took us two days parked somewhere in Auckland just to get adjusted to our surroundings, learn how to drive on the opposite side of the road, get internet connections up and running and recover from “jet lag”. But once that happened, the adventure started up again!
All in all, it was worth each step to land where we are right now. Our future is bright and beautiful…we look forward to sharing more! To keep up with our updates, don’t forget to follow us at:
Items on my blog To Do list: posting the kids blogs, more beautiful scenery images, what we have learned so far from our local beekeepers, etc… If you are interested in asking us a question, please do! I may even answer it in a blog post, too!
Give bees a chance….don’t use pesticides…