November 30, 2005
Wellington, So Sad

We just left our Serious Fun group and our guide Lynette. So SAD!

Yesterday we traveled from Abel Tasman to Nelson/Marlbourough Sounds. We did a little shopping in Nelson and then headed to a few wineries in the Marlbourough Sounds area. SO MUCH FUN. We got a little silly with all the wine and liquor tasting. We traveled on to our hotel which was amazing. It was right on the water and it was a whole floor with 6 or 7 bedroooms and 3 or 4 bathrooms. There was a balcony with a view of the sounds. It sucked that we were only there one night but oh well. Lynette made an amazing salmon dinner and then we watched Austin Powers. Not very active or anything but tons of fun and a really nice last day.

We left early this morning after Lynette and Michele took a dip in the 50 degree water. We took the ferry from Picton to Wellington and then we were abandoned by the rest of the group in front of our hotel. Although they tried to get us to come along for the rest of the 10 days of the trip.

Now we're here for another four days. I think we'll be heading to the Te Papa Museum, maybe a hike, shopping, water in some form knowing Michele.....and then home. I can't believe the trip is almost over. I will be glad to see everyone, but going home...sigh.

Posted by nuala at November 30, 2005 04:50 PM

i don't think i'll swim here. though swimming in the marlborough sounds this morning at 6:30 AM was pretty fucking sweet.

Posted by: michele on November 30, 2005 05:08 PM

Hey roomie, do you still need a ride home?? Let me know, and see you soon!!

Posted by: Deanna on December 1, 2005 09:35 PM

I need a pick up from the Radisson on Cabrillo at like 6pm on the 5th! See you really soon! Hwee!

Posted by: nuala on December 2, 2005 11:13 AM

For some reason, I thought you'd be in SB at 3. I must have mixed up your arrival in LAX with arrival in SB. I have tickets to see Harry Potter at 4 pm. If you have another ride, that would be great, if not, let me know and I'll reschedule. Love ya!

Posted by: Deanna on December 2, 2005 05:18 PM

No worries (new phrase picked up from NZ as they say it all the time.) I'm sure I can find someone to pick my sorry ass up. If not I'll grab a taxi. It's not far. Enjoy Harry Potter. So good. Saw it the other day in a theatre with leather seats! Leather seats!

Posted by: nuala on December 3, 2005 12:55 AM

those seats were leather? all i know is that i sat in liv tyler's seat. i'm a bloody elven princess! there was a plaque proclaiming it so!

Posted by: michele on December 3, 2005 04:02 PM