Hello from New Zealand people! I made it! What a long 3 days. It is 9 pm on Saturday here in New Zealand, crazy huh? So while you all are probably sleeping, here I am blogging 🙂 Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring my entire craft room with me so there will be very limited craft-related posts on my blog for the next 9 weeks. I hope my pictures and adventures in New Zealand will be okay for a while as my explorations will take over my blog for a while. I am taking pictures like crazy. I don’t want to bombard you, so I’ll just do a small sampling for now. I did break out my Holga camera tonight so I hope to get those processed in the next few days.
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.