Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lynne and Patsy visit NZ

For the past three weeks, we had a wonderful visit from Lonnie's parents, Lynne and Patsy.  This was the first opportunity they had to visit us in New Zealand because they had been on an LDS mission until late last year.  We were so happy to have them come see us and spend three weeks here.

As part of their visit, we spent two weeks traveling across New Zealand.  We covered a lot of territory and got worn out with travel (especially the kids, mom, and grandma), but we enjoyed spending time together and got to see a good portion of this beautiful country.  I will have separate posts about the trip, but I wanted to start with some random photos from the visit (between 3 digital cameras we took over 1,000 photos during the three weeks, so there are plenty of photos to share).

Playing on the top of Mt Victoria near our home in Auckland

Patsy, Alisa, and the kids at Mt Victoria with Auckland in the background

All of us after our cruise on Milford Sound

Getting ready for bedtime at one of the holiday homes from the trip

Swing bridge in Mt Aspiring National Park

Looking down at Wellington

Very cool playground toy at Wellington Botanical Gardens

Lynne and Patsy took Maya and Max to Auckland Museum

Maya and Max (with pillows for padding) wrestling with Lynne

Somehow we got everyone to look at the camera in this one 

There was a lot of hand holding during the trip

Walking path at Punakaiki