finally time to share photos from new zealand.
when i was preggo i was so busy nesting,
and working on photography & wrapping up my teaching.
then i had a newborn around :)
now the dust has settled,
and when baby's asleep,
mama gets things done!
we visited new zealand in june of last year.
i was 17 weeks pregnant, so violet sort of got to join us in our adventures.
we stayed in hamilton & auckland, but we rented a car,
so we drove a few hours each day to see as much as we could.
we are in LOVE with this country.
i would move there in a heartbeat. no kidding!
the land is gorgeous, the people are loving.
we had an amazing time and can't wait to go back!
the temple in hamilton.
where there are natural thermal pools.
since i was pregnant, i could use the lower temp pools.
whakarewarewa thermal village.
a sweet village of maori who live off of the energy provided by the geothermal activity.
they use it for cooking, bathing, showering, everything. so neat!
but the driving was so gorgeous,
so it definitely felt like the journey was part of the destination.
will had a lot of fun driving on the "wrong" side of the road.
we did have a few scares.
he even had trouble adjusting to driving on the right when we got back home.
the best part about this hike is that we were the only living souls on the whole hike.
surfers die here all the time apparently.
will didn't surf here, thank goodness.
this was the view from our hotel.
will loves big cities! downtown auckland had the feel of san francisco.
i prefer the quaint little towns.
this was one of our favorite trips ever!
next up will be photos from australia :)