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Leaving New Zealand

Saturday, March 2

Donna, Murray and Mani went off very early for a snorkeling trip in a glass bottom boat and Don and Rob went over to Gemstone Bay to snorkel. I took a walk around town and discovered an Osage orange tree that is almost 150 years old! It was very close to our place but because we are always coming and going, no one had discovered it.
Osage Orange Tree

Osage Orange Tree

After they all got back, we packed up and took off for Auckland. We had lunch in a nice café in Thames and then on to return the rental car. We dropped Donna and Murray off at the Domestic Terminal and the rest of us were dropped at the International Terminal. Rob and Mani's flight left later than ours so we spent some time in the airport together and then it was time to say good bye. We had a good flight to LA and I even managed to sleep for awhile. We arrived in LA at 10:00 am Saturday morning so we got to live Saturday again! We had a wild goose chase for the health food store we wanted - first, I put LA in the GPS as the city it was in so we drove way up north thru construction and heavy traffic to find nothing at the address. Then when I corrected the mistake and put Manhattan Beach as the city, it was a UPS store! So maybe it is just a mail order business. Then we gave up and found our B&B and met Arvin, our host. After we got cleaned up we went over to my cousins', Marilyn and Vergil, and had supper with them. We had an early night so we could catch up on some sleep after our really long day!

Posted by katdill 07:58 Archived in New Zealand

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