Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Last Night and Last Day

Last night was our final dinner in New Zealand (not counting the airplane food). On the recommendation of Jill and Graeme, we went to the nice restaurant in town, the Church. It is, surprisingly, a converted old church, with very good food and a funky atmosphere:

This morning we woke up early for a walk since we will soon be crammed in a plane for 12 hours. We got to Hahei Beach for sunrise:

and back to Cathedral Court in time for a breakfast of whitebait fritters!

The drive to Auckland was easy, and we arrived with a couple of hours before we had to be at the airport. Dana expertly guided us to Parnell, a nice little neighborhood just outside the city center, where we enjoyed our last fish and chips:

We're in the airport now, all checked in and waiting to get on the plane. Our plan is to try to fall asleep as quickly as possible, waking up with a few hours left on the flight. Then we'll be back in the States with only a 2-3 hour drive to San Diego ahead of us! :-S

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