Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Christchurch, New Zealand

Good morning all!!

For us it's 11:30am Monday morning, and for all of you it's 2:30pm Sunday afternoon. We are 21 hours ahead of you - almost 1 full day - WIERD!!

After we left Sydney, we spent 3 days at sea, the weather was beautiful and the seas were calm. The 3rd day we were cruising through the fiords and it was a rainy day, great day to sit inside and see the sights!

Yesterday (our Sun.) we were in Dunedin, NZ. We had latte's at an outdoor cafe' (love the ambience) and then we toured the CADBURY CHOCOLATE FACTORY!! Sorry Emmy - you would of loved it. We purchased a few large candy bars (20 or more I think! the price was only about $1.50 each) , so we will be sharing lots of wonderful chocolate when we get home. Mom - I got you a fruit and nut bar - it brought back memories of Harrison Hot Springs. Nathan we got you a Dream bar and a Caramello, Brandon, we got you a Caramello and Dairy Milk bar, and Emmy, we got you a fudge brownie choc. bar and a Dairy Milk bar. For our "DG" we got Creme' Brulee, and Tiramasu, choc. bars!! I'll bring dessert to the next group!!!

Today, we are in Christchurch, NZ. The day started out very rainy and cloudy, but now that we are in town (in our jeans of course) ,the sun has come out and it is hot! We are going to do a little touring of the city, and then we'll head back to a lounger on the ship.

Tomorrow, is Wellington, and then we have 2 more stops before 3 more days at sea. The weather should keep getting better as we go North - which is the opposite of our country. We have learned that the weather in New Zealand is much like our summer at home - unpredictible. New Zealand's nickname is "The land of the long white cloud" !!

Well, we love you all and miss you, can't believe we have another week before we head home.

Oh yes, and Marla, we haven't seen a toilet flush in the opposite direction, because their toilets flush wierd and they have the 1&2 flushes. Check in my kids ok?

We will try to update the blog again in the next day or two, so leave questions or comments for us to check.....

Hi to Amy, Gracelyn, Marla,Tanya Lynn, The Scheibs (especially Brenna, Alyssa, and Ethan), thanks for leaving comments!


The Scheib Family said...

Hey! It was so good to read another update from you! We all miss you...not just the kiddos :). Just saw Emily and Taryn at the grocery store. It was good to see Emily and get a hug. Sounds like you are having a great time. I can't wait to see pictures when you get home. Love you! Tanya and family

Musicmom-Amy said...

Wellington! How fun! We are such Lord of the Ring geeks we would LOVE to go there. Can't wait for those pics.