Auckland Travel Blog

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Chris on the Coromandel Peninsula outside Auckland. Yes, the sky was really that blue.

This afternoon, we arrived in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand.  Large is a relative term, though.  The city has approximately one million people in it.  New Zealand as a whole has only four million.  Thus, the metropolitan area of Atlanta is larger than this whole nation.

We arrived, however, to unusual weather.  Rain, lightning, and HAIL.  Yes, small ice missiles pelted our car as we drove through the streets of this beautiful city.  (Parks are EVERYWHERE!)  But the rain prevented us from doing much exploration; we'll hit the streets early in the morning to see what Auckland has to offer.

Once again, we're sorry about the pix.  Nothing we can do about it.  We just haven't had the facilities to upload our amazing photos from the North Island.  Wait until you see you the geysers and geothermal features from Taupo and Rotorua.  Or Sheldon soaring about the Kiwi countryside.  Or the cows.  Yes, the cows.  :)

We're winging our way home starting on Sunday.  All of us have greatly enjoyed this adventure, but we'll all be glad to be stateside... with sweet tea and free refills... and cheap cokes (or, for you non-Southerners, soda).

Sheldon and I will be heading to the rugby test match tomorrow night.  Ought to be fun!  We promise not to be hooligans.  Maybe!


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The famed Auckland Sky Tower at n…
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