New Zealand

My initial reaction to the idea of going around the world wasn’t very pretty. I cried. I was not happy about it and I was going to miss everyone and everything. But now, I’m loving it and having so much fun! Yes, I still do miss all my friends, my family, and our Monkey house, but I’ve already had some awesome experiences. I’m staying in an R.V. driving around New Zealand. Right now I’m staying in a campground northwest of Auckland that has trampolines and a zip line. Last night I went on a search for kiwi’s which are a furry, flightless bird that is the national animal in New Zealand; we didn’t find one but heard a male kiwi calling a female with very high pitched screams! We heard nothing after his call which means the female doesn’t want him to mate. We saw possums and one with a baby on its mom’s back; they were fluffy and looked nice enough to pet (but I didn’t!). I also saw glowing larvae that looks like blue stars on the trees and we saw huge fat trees called the Kauri which is similar to the California Redwoods but for New Zealand. We plan to go hug the biggest in the country tomorrow which is more than 3 people with their arms spread out.

The flight from Miami to San Francisco, from San Francisco to Honolulu, and from Honolulu to Auckland was soooooo long! The first flight wasn’t the longest nor the second. But it was the last flight that felt like you were on an airplane for a week! It was really 10 hours which doesn’t seem long at all, but trust me! It is! I was so happy when we could finally get out of that stinky place! But the good news is that I didn’t feel any jet lag thanks to the “sugar”pills that Aunt Courtney gave to us!


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