Sabbath Drive

Sabbath Drive

Sabbath Drive- Somehow Lily woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Occasionally she reminds us that she really is two. She wanted nothing but …

 

The Edge of the World

The Edge of the World

Day 7-The edge of the world – The Ninety Mile Beach is the longest stretch of beach in New Zealand and we loved staying right on …

 

90 Mile Beach

90 Mile Beach

It was easy to fall in love with Tapeka Point. Leaving on the other hand was painful. We couldn’t imagine a better location or better …

 

Vacation Day

Vacation Day

They have been praying for rain in the Bay of Islands as their water tanks are low and they haven’t received the rainfall they were …

 

Sailing

Sailing

Day 4- Sailing One of the pieces of advice we received before we left was the that the best way to see the Bay of Islands …

 

The “Lord of the Forest”, Sandboarding and Heaven on Earth

The “Lord of the Forest”, Sandboarding and Heaven on Earth

Day 3- The “Lord if the Forest”, Sandboarding and Heaven on Earth After our late night rendezvous with the kiwis it was hard to rouse the …

 

Secluded Beaches, Waterfalls & Kiwi Hunting

Secluded Beaches, Waterfalls & Kiwi Hunting

Day 2- Kiwi Hunting I woke up with a start early Monday morning. Had Lily really slept through the night??  I had been prepared to have her …

 

That One Place

That One Place

Why New Zealand? As we have been planning our adventure to New Zealand several people have asked us why New Zealand?   Mike’s Take–In the Fall of 2001, …

 

Dropping In

Dropping In

Last year I walked outside to find Drew standing on his skateboard at the edge of the skatebowl not moving. He stayed poised in that …

 

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

Parting is such sweet sorrow– Four years ago when our friend Garin returned home from a work trip to Peru and visited the magical citadel of …

 

Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Huahine For the last two and a half decades Mike has loved to surf and we were confident that we would not leave the islands without …

 

Bora Bora

Bora Bora

I had heard of Bora Bora as a ritzy expensive honeymoon location, but in my ignorance I had assumed it was a part of Tahiti …

 

Tahaa and Raiatea

Tahaa and Raiatea

    Tahaa is a small remote island of 5000 surrounded by incredible coral reefs and little islands called motus.  It and it’s sister island of Raitea …

 

Paradise

Paradise

  Paradise- When Mike told me several months ago that we were going to go on a “Once-in-a-Lifetime cruise in Tahiti with his work friends and their …

 

Detour

Detour

      With 7 flights to pay for, airfare deals are essential and the cheapest fares were into Boston. So…… into Boston we went for a quick …

 

Finishing the Ring Road

Finishing the Ring Road

We awoke high in the mountains in the midst of a giant cloud so thick we couldn’t even see across the valley. I was thankful …

 

The North and East

The North and East

We wanted to pinch ourselves when we woke up in our tiny little cabin overlooking three different tongues of the glacier beyond the calm green …

 

Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never

  After a not-so-fun morning at the rental car dealership with Mike and the littles we arrived to pack up the kids and the car at …

 

Epic

Epic

Even though we were unable to continue on our adventure around the island due to our car complications, heaven smiled on us and we had …

 

The Fatal Flaw

The Fatal Flaw

Beautiful Skalholt Church- Our vacation/ adventure had gone without a hitch thus far which really was incredible when you think of the amount …