Lonnie was asked to go to Blenheim to work. The original plan was for him to work for four days and then we would have the weekend to enjoy as a family before heading back up to Auckland. The week long trip turned into 12 days. We were VERY glad that we decided to go with him. I'm much better at being a patient wife and mother when I get to see Lonnie at the end of the day.
As I mentioned before, there are a lot of things about New Zealand that make traveling with kids much easier.....so this is everything we brought with us (even including equipment for Lonnie's work).
The area was very beautiful....just a warning....lots of photos to come over the next several days. :)
Here is a map of the area where we were traveling....