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Day #1 – NZ Roadtrip

We came to Auckland last night and spent the evening with our dear Kiwi friends, Sean & Donna. It’s always such a delight to get to spend time with them. This morning we were up bright and early and off to the airport to pick up Jack & Mary. We’re both super excited to see them and get this party started.

Their plane was a bit late but we finally scooped them up and began the three-hour drive south to Rotorua, our first stop. On the way we stopped at a little café to get a cup of coffee and give Jack & Mary a chance to walk around a bit.

On the way in we spotted this perfect photo spot. Of course Dan jumped at the chance to get into the pic.

After a cup of coffee and a few sweets we were on the road again. The scenery was truly spectacular!

Before heading to the B&B we stopped at the grocery store and liquor store. We’re cooking in tonight. After all they’ve been on a 13-hour flight from Los Angeles and some down time will do them good.

Our Rotorua B&B turns out to be quite nice. It’s slightly dated but we aren’t buying it, we’re simply staying here for a few days. That said, it’s super clean and has everything we need. And, it has a lovely backyard and deck that is just perfect for hanging out, grilling and enjoying some laughs. We’re very pleased with our first accommodations! Thank you to Steph for making the process a smooth one.

Tomorrow we’re off to explore Rotorua. Check back to see what exciting treasures we are able to find it this great little town here on the North Island.

Cheers,

Jilly & Dan

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