Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

Jared, Emma, Jocelyn, Alec, Kyle, Emilie, Jenny and Maya at our marina.

Beautiful gardens at our marina
Well, Auckland is quite the city! In addition to attending to some mundane boat chores, we've had the chance to be out on the town shopping and exploring this excellent city.

Sunset Chrismas Day
Chrismas day was sunny and warm and we concluded our day with a potluck dinner aboard O'vive.

Dionne, Laura and Marg on O'vive, Christmas Day

Cute Christmas Pukekos

Jocelyn, Alec, Jenny, Paige and Emilie on the M/V New Paige from Alberta
The kids from Malachi and O'vive joined New Paige on a trip to the Auckland zoo which they really loved.

The kids have also been taking walks to the park and playing on the cool playgrounds that they have. There is even a public toilet that you enter by pressing a button like an elevator. Once inside, the room plays you music and warns you that the door will unlock in 10 minutes. Paper is dispensed automatically as are the water and hand dryer. Very advanced!

Nathalie, Dionned and I have been out walking several mornings as the weather permits and we love admiring the sweet little homes, some large ones too as well as the wide variety of mailboxes and gardens.

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