Category: RTW

San Fran via LA

So we were up early 3:30 to be exact as we were of to the airport early as our flight went at 8:20 well it turned out that we didn’t need to be there quite that early as the pickup got us there early and we found the airport didn’t open till 5am, yep an

Hula the island, Pineapple, Pearls and Apple

Its a holiday nobody should be up at 6am but we were and on our way to Enterprise for 7am to pick up our rental. It was the first time both of us would be driving on the wrong side of the road in an auto. On arrival we had a choice of a VW

Diamond ice

Monday brought with it time to try the Denny’s all you can eat pancakes. So I got through 5 and Amanda 3. They were good pancakes and came with cream and syrup  After breakfast we got the free trolley [bus] to Hilo Hattie  a big tourist shop full of Hawaiian goods, we didn’t spend long here and

First few days were fishy

Saturday was our first real day here. We had a lie in as we were shattered from the previous days travels. When we were up we headed out for breakfast/lunch in the form of a subway. From here on to a couple of rental places to get prices for a car for a day. Then

Aloha! Hawaii

Well we left New Zealand on  last Friday at 15:30 and arrive in Hawaii at 08:35 on Friday yep we landed before we took off. We went back in time by 21hrs! 21hr time change because we crossed the date line. Well thankfully it didn’t mess us up to much, but because we had been

The Final Countdown!

So we were looking for a tyre place only to find out NZ needs 2 public holidays to recover from their hangovers after New Year. Well this put us up a creek without a new tyre so we pulled into a supermarket and I took the spare out and replace the front wheel. Thanks to Ford this

Sounds after New Year

So woke up today after little sleep dude to noisy drunks on the street and not feeling well, this was not a think head either, I had a very unhappy tum 🙁 Amanda’s tum was ok so must have been the dodgy NZ beer they do over here. So of to Mc D’s for breakfast

NYE NZ Style

So we were up late today, not really caring as we weren’t in a massive rush to get anywhere. we sorted stuff around the van, jumped online and were finally ready to leave around 12:00 when we started to chat to our neighbour and only moved on when someone came to occupy our place. We

Swinging our way to Camp Carry On.

We got up early and were on the road by 10am as I had found a Postshop open on Sunday in Nelson that we could sort our Road User Charge at by they closed at 15:30 and that was 180km away along some windy roads. We got back on to SH6 and headed up north.

Fowl Fox and funky penguin

It was to be another early morning up at 7am so we could be out by 8:30 having planned for lay in bed time which dident happen we were ready by 8am and heading for Fox Guides. When we turned up at 8:50 all kitted up ready to go dispite the rain we got told

Early bird means a sleepy one later.

The alarm went of at 5am, this is far to early for a holiday. We slowly wake up and get moving as were on a mission to get to Lake Matheson before the sun does. Sunrise was due at 5:59 and by 5:20 we were pulling out of the campsite. Not feeling awake but as

Taking the Kids to PuzzleWorld

So the night before we stayed down the road in a place called albert town. We stayed outside a pub as it was free overnight parking there. Today was the day I took the child [Amanda] to Puzzleworld. This is the place I had been told about in detail the previous day! We arrived after

I Wanaka see Mt. Cook

We were up at a reasonable time on boxing day and left site around 10.30am heading for Wanaka, around 200km drive. We decided on the way to tiki tour off up to Mt. Cook around an hours drive off route, but very much worth it. We stopped at many points on the route to take

Chillin out maxing, relaxing having a sunny Xmas day

So Xmas day 2012 was a hot one at Lake Tekapo hitting a lush 28’C. It involved me reading most of Amanda’s book she was giving in the afternoon, lots of beer, a dip in the bloody cold lake and lots of pictures, of and a skype to the familys and some present opening. Although

Happy Bee’s in Ashburton

Sunday 23rd brought with it getting up around 9am and got to have a nice shower which always is nice when camping. We played around online for a while, did a lot of chilling out and headed into Ashburton late afternoon to find some tinsel for the van. That evening involved a big family dinner