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.