I really don't have jet lag too bad. We got in yesterday afternoon, and I immediately tackled the grocery store. A few things to point out: NEVER take the price of groceries in the States for granted! For example, one regular package of "streaky" (not really even sure what that means) bacon is $13 here! Meat is not common - seafood is king! So insane. Produce is huge here. There are fruit farms everywhere and you can just drive in and pick your own fruit, pay and go. There is no Dr. Pepper here. Also, here's another MAJOR problem for me: no coffee makers! They do instant coffee here (and NO Coffeemate creamer). However, since I'm in wine country, this shouldn't be a problem. HAHA!
The scenery here is to die for. Here are a few pictures of our adventures today. We went to Te Mata Peak, the highest point in North New Zealand. It was absolutely breathtaking. People seem to have it right here: they walk, bike, explore, relax. They are polite. Everything seems so easy going, stress free.
View from our apartment on the ocean in Hawke's Bay
Best road name EVER!
Te Mata Peak
More Te Mata Peak
Pretty flowers in Hastings square
Pacific Ocean in Clive