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This week has been a lot of fun. Last Friday, Pat and I picked his mom Kathi up at the airport and we have been showing her around this beautiful country. We headed south to Rotarua and Lake Taupo and then further south to Tongariro National Park. Each night we camped in another beautiful spot. One night we slept at the base of 3 active volcanoes, it was pretty awesome. Tongariro National Park is New Zealand's oldest National Park and the 4th in the world, and is now a World Heritage Site. We went on a couple of hikes and found a beautiful green lagoon at the base of a waterfall feed from the snow capped peaks of a volcanoe. Pat of course had to go for a swim : ) Everything was going fine until we got a flat tire on the way home. While Pat was changing the tire the wrench that Pat was using broke. Somehow he managed to crack the steel all the way through. But Kathi and I were able to flag a truck down and he was nice and let us use his lug wrench. He said he was happy to stop and help a couple of "maidens". We made it back to the house safe and sound and have been soaking up lots of sun and kathi has been helping us finish off the rest of our Vegemite. Sunday we will be sadly taking her back to the airport and we will also be taking Delilah to the car market to try and sell her. After that we will be flying to the south island to see what else we can see while we are here. We hope everyone back home is having a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hi there! I'm Skeeter. I grew up moving a lot and that makes me a bit restless for travel and exploration. I started this blog with my husband Pat when we decided to backpack New Zealand for a year. We are always looking for the next adventure and are loving life. We're just your average couple with two sassy dogs and a love for travel. We're sharing our travels and the tips we pick up along the way.
Hello! I'm Liz. Blogging is very new to me, but I'm so excited to finally write as much as I talk!
"Don't forget to travel happy"-Skeeter & Liz