some more pics from the trip…
The view from my deck at my lodging. It was a beautiful home, and if anyone is going to NZ let me know. I will be more than happy to provide the Airbnb contact to the hosts.
My new Holden. I switched out the Ford that I arrived with to this. The Ford had really bad tires, and the alignment was way off. I got tired of fussing with the steering all the time. I took it back and they gave me a brand new Holden. It had like 200 km on it when I got it. It’s a Malibu, but it looked a bit nicer.
Then, it was time to go… I stayed at the Novitel hotel, adjacent to the terminal at Auckland airport. My flight was at 05:30 am, so it was easier to get to the airport the afternoon before, rather than leaving Rotorua in the dark and driving all night on unfamiliar roads. Plus, traveling with a bike box, this was a better plan for me. Nice hotel, and you just walk across the walkway right to the AirNZ terminal… very easy.
Off to California… but…. see the next post!!!