New Zealand

December 18, 2010

Destination: New Zealand, Family Vacation, Nov 13 – 27, 2010

We were no sooner back from our restful trip to Tonga when the day came that the much anticipated and long-planned family trip finally arrived.   My extended family – sister Joy, brother-in-law David, one year old niece Sienna, and my parents Carmella and Hugo, made the long journey from San […]
August 5, 2009

Destination: Golden Bay, South Island, July 27 – August 1, 2009

I’d hit my wall a few weeks ago.  It’s been a very dismal winter – lots of rain and cold, cold nights.   And I’d had enough.   It was time for a mid-winter getaway.    I needed to go somewhere sunny and relatively inexpensive. I remembered that our friend Purple was minding […]
February 28, 2009

Destination: Kiwiburn: Whakamaru Domain, February 5 – 8, 2009

Epic.  Transitional.  Watershed.  That is how I would describe Kiwiburn 2009.   Whoa.    It was big, again, and it was magical, again. Bruce and I took on a lot of projects this year.  In addition to The Green Fairy, which we’ve got down to a tee, and the Kostume Korner, which […]
January 24, 2009

Destination: Hurunui High Country Track, January 17-21, 2009

   “Slow down, you move to fast, you got to make the morning last…” One of my life lessons to learn is to slow down.   It’s something that can be quite difficult for me as my mind is always onto something else; my body is generally always in constant motion.   […]