(Photo Credit: Mark McElroy. Auckland Skyline. 2010)
Hey, kids! Uncle Mark and Mr. Clyde are headed off to Auckland, NZ, for a few days of R&R before heading out on the MS Volendam for a cruise around New Zealand and Australia!
We’re starting the journey with two days and nights at our favorite B&B on the planet: the Eden Park, run by our friends Tony and Marlene. We fell in love with them — and their friends and neighbors — during our last trip to Auckland, so seeing them again will be like visiting family.
On Feb. 14th, we start our Valentine’s Day cruise, hitting a series of ports, including Tauranga (Rotorua), Napier, Wellington, Picton, Christchurch, Dunedin, the Fiordland Park, Burnie (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), and Sydney.
We’ll be posting updates, tweets, and photos along the way — so consider this your invite to join in on our virtual vacation.
Clyde snagged us first class airfare to Sydney and back using some of our vast supply of stored-up frequent flyer miles … so now it’s time to head to the airport, lie back in those Jetsons-era egg-shaped pods they have up in the front of the plane, take a sleeping pill … and wake up on a sunny New Zealand summer day.