We Have Arrived in New Zealand!
10.10.2009 9 °C
And all that waiting has finally payed off! We have landed in New Zealand at Christchurch, on a chilly but beautiful day. As we entered New Zealand, we could see all the lovely South Alps. They were covered in snow and the way the sun hit them was amazing! After landing we went to collect our luggage from the conveyer belts, one of our bags went around the belt 2 times before we saw it and picked it up! When we had got all of our luggage we went to take a shuttle bus to the Pacific Horizon place to collect our camper van. We were all so excited that we were in New Zealand, and we were traveling in a camper van, well most of us were, Mum was a bit reluctant about the van.
After we had gone through all the procedures we set off on a very long trip.
Dad started driving to the nearest mall to get all the food and supplies that we needed for our trip. After we went shopping, in the weirdest shopping center ever, we started out on the road. And we were all so surprised to see that the roads were so quiet (one time we were driving and we didn't see a car for at last an hour!). So in the end we were driving for at least 2 1/2 hours!! It was all worth it as some of the sights that we saw were amazing! But after all that driving we were so happy to see the holiday park!
When we stopped we got the table up and played a few games of rummy, had dinner, then put the beds up and had a pretty bad sleep.