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We arrived in
LA on October 23. We spent a couple of days there seeing the sights before heading
down to Dunedin to start our South Island adventure. Interesting factoid:
About 1/3 of New Zealanders (Kiwis) live in the Auckland region.
We stayed in the Parnell area of Auckland
at a cool little B&B hotel called
Sky Tower is one of Auckland's most distinguishing landmarks.
inherited Mommy's don't-go-near-the-window gene, so she was more than happy
to look 600 ft straight down through the glass floor.
Cassidy in her
tourist phase - she carried her camera everywhere in Auckland
Harbor and "Aquarium"
We had a great
time at Kelly
Tarlton's Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World. Our favorite part was
riding in an Antarctic snow-cat replica through a colony of King Penguins (they're