#26 - I HEART WANAKA!

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Yes, it's the lake again.

****DAY THIRTY-NINE (Saturday, January 10th) - I HEART WANAKA!!!*****

I had such a mellow day in Wanaka.  I did things like - MY LAUNDRY (very needed at this point), went grocery shopping and bought some new facial soap/sunblock/etc.  I felt like I was doing some maintenance.  I also bought some Berrocca....it's kind of like EmergenC...but I think it has more Vitamin B too or something.  Anyway, it's a great hangover cure & I think I had one too many glasses of Sheep Shaggers the night before with Emer and Ronan.  :)

The two girls (ladies? women?  i never know what to say!) who were staying in the room next to me invited me to go on a hike with them, but I really wanted to just chill and not do much at all.

a toast with lisa & dolores...my new "roomies" for the night.
  Dolores (from Wellington) and Lisa (from NZ orginally but living in the UK) were so nice & part of me wishes I was up for joining them....but I really just needed to do a whole lot of nothing. 

I spent most of the day just wandering around, checking e-mail, etc.  and guess who I ran into?!?  Sheila and Larry Brown!  I ran into them in the internet cafe and then again outside a pizza restaurant.  So, I sat down with them again and had such a nice time chatting with them.  And wouldn't you know that they are both Jewish therapists from New York?!?  Just so perfect - I loved meeting them!  :)

Then, Dolores & Lisa were back at the hostel and invtied me to dinner.  We went to Relishes, which was DELICIOUS!  I really liked that restaurant.  Great service, great food (I had this yummy pasta with pine nuts & mushrooms!), and great wine. 

I could tell immediately that I was going to love Wanaka & that I didn't want to leave after just a couple days!

 

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