Friday, November 5, 2010

We made it to Auckland!

We got on a plane November 3 and when we landed it was November 5. Somehow we lost November 4 (sorry Julie, happy birthday anyway!), but we did manage to arrive here on a holiday. Guy Fawkes Night. Apparently it is the only day of the year when people in New Zealand can light off fireworks. And there were a ton of them out there. We had no idea what was going on. The guy we asked about it said he thought New Zealand was trying to phase the holiday out so we may have managed to be here on the last celebration of Guy Fawkes Night. Long live the failed Gunpowder plot.

Over night flight:
First hotel/hostel thing:
There are crazy awesome trees all over:
Delicious Korean pancake shop thing:

We've only been here one day. The pictures are just going to get better.


The Payne family said...

So cool! I'm very excited for more!

onecirclefarm said...

What a fun first day. Love Dad

Lori said...

what an utterly COOL adventure! So excited to hear all about it.

Julie said...

oh boy! so the adventure begins-although I was very disturbed to hear that you missed my birthday completely. The bowie-mantis was sad to hear that too.

drew said...

Greatest... arrival party... ever! (said In the comic book guys voice) remember remember the 5th of november the gun powder treason plot! Also, Erics birthday.