||Wendy Cevola 5/2/16 Bay of Islands New Zealand.
Joined: Feb 06, 2010
|Posted: Yesterday; 7:52 pm  Permalink|
Too kind of you Wendy! Thanks so much for the support!
Also, great pics as usual! Another fun trip!
The Art of Robert Jimenez
Joined: Aug 07, 2012
From: San Diego, CA
|Posted: Yesterday; 10:23 pm  Permalink|
Wendy, belated welcome back! I had a preview of a few that Chuck posted on Facebook, wow- sounds like a great adventure.
Look forward to seeing more- I meant to continue you and Dan's excellent adventure- not sure what happened, but think it had something to do with work/ Tiki Ari, and a quick trip out of town- oops!
I have to say, at first I thought this was certainly an odd name of a play... and maybe they spelled this differently down under...????
Treg, hopefully you bring Wendy's mug back on Monday to the Bali Hai since I was out of town for the last SD Ohana meet up!
Joined: Apr 17, 2004
From: So Cal
|Posted: Today; 09:48 am  Permalink|
Cool pics Wendy and Dan! Thanks for sharing what looks to be the beginning of an awesome adventure!
Swaying and Playing since 64’
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jun 17, 2002
|Posted: Today; 2:19 pm  Permalink|
lunavideogames thank you for posting the link to zerostreets kickstarter project. This should be a really fun one in which to participate.
zerostreet you are welcome. I wouldn't want anyone the chance to order all these fun things.
TikiAno so you think that the name of the hotel should replace Men on the bathrooms? Cute!
I hope he does bring the octopus. I love a photo that shows that it is in the Bali Hai.
Danno that it was. I hope to show my impression of each place we visited.
Thank you all for taking a look at the photos of another Polynesian Paddy and danlovestikis cruise.
We have arrived.
Our first view of New Zealand.
We took the tender boat to shore to begin our adventure.
Polynesian Paddy went on a different tour where he paddled a war canoe.
They climbed aboard and began the journey up a river.
The highlight was a waterfall.
He had a good time.
Dan and I chose to go inland to see first a small forest of giant trees. This is what New Zealand looked like before it was mowed down by sheep ranches. My great-grandfather did this in Ione California way before I was born.
The trees were not as large as the California redwoods but the were fun to see and to hug.
Back on the bus we headed to a small town.
We stopped for a bathroom break. The tour guide said it was special and
he was right.
Then back on the street we had 20 minutes to do a search for tikis.
Dan spotted this one in a hair salon.
I saw these in the window of a closed store. Eric October used to make stuffed tikis.
In a thrift store we saw this plant holder. Oh no time to go.
Next it was on to the Glow Worm caves.
No photos allowed. They take you inside and water drips on your head. Once you are deep in the cave they turn out the lanterns and you are in total darkness. Then you look up and see the ceiling of the cave lit up by the little worms. It looks like stars.
Back out of the cave was a fun but slightly dangerous hike through huge rocks back to the bus.
Back on the ship we went to the glass show. The coconut palm was cool and out to see.
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Joined: Mar 10, 2011
From: Gresham, Oregon
|Posted: Today; 2:21 pm  Permalink|
Cool pics Wendy, thanks for taking a bit of me with you!
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
From: Las Vegas
|Posted: Today; 5:40 pm  Permalink|
Did u bring home the plant holder?
And yes- you make that Cy shirt look great
Can't wait for more pics
Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!
Joined: Jul 03, 2011
|Posted: Today; 7:35 pm  Permalink|
Oh, how I love your vacation pictures!!!
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 04, 2005
From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
|Posted: Today; 7:48 pm  Permalink|
Great Pics....WooHooo!! Can't wait to more