Gearing Up for New Zealand…

November 2, 2010

Greetings all – We are T minus 5 days until our 23 day ‘rest and relaxation’ trip to New Zealand.  Because we are at a hardship post (I know some of you would debate that, but I swear we are!) we are REQUIRED to leave the country once during our tour and spend some time in a first-world country.

Each section of the world has a designated ‘R&R’ point and we can either go there or be flown to any destination in the US.  Since we’re still kidless, we’re taking advantage of all the opportunities we have to see the world unattached.  And so New Zealand it is (with a stop in Australia too)!

The challenge about New Zealand is that we are lacking the appropriate clothes for their weather.  We cleaned out our winter clothes before coming here and are desperately trying to create enough outfits to make it through.  Never mind locating hats and mittens for the Glacier visit we’re doing…

I expect that we’ll spend much of the week trying to wrangle up the things we need to do this trip right.  Thank goodness for generous Manila friends!  Rest assured, I am committed to doing a better pack job than I did for Minnesota.  You’d think I’d never lived outside the tropics…. how quickly we forget!

I’m planning to blog continuously throughout the trip (assuming we can find adequate wifi connections), so you can expect to be fully updated while we’re on the road.  With 3 camera lenses to my name now, you can also expect an insane amount of pictures.  And that’s all I’ve got for now.

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  1. Jessica (Lindsey Mae's Blog) says:

    SO jealous! Take lots of pictures so that I can experience it through you. :) I’m still trying to convince Barry to go there for our R&R.

  2. sarahlynn60 says:

    Oh, you’ll win him over after you show him some of my shots and convince him how good the photography opps will be!

  3. Chris C says:

    Have a GREAT time!

  4. Bfiles says:

    exciting! I’m still drooling over the photos at Our Yuppie life! Is NZ or Australia the designated R&R spot or do you have to do some fancy cost construction (I think that’s the term)?

  5. sarahlynn60 says:

    Good question. Sydney is actually the designated point, so we did cost construction. As long as it’s still a first world country and the ticket price is equal or less to what it would cost to get to Sydney, then it’s possible.

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