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Leaving the Friendly Giants – Wanaka, Day 184

THE BLUE POOLS. Sunday afternoon Jeff let us borrow Pauline (his shiney red Mazda) to drive 45 minutes so we could see the Blue Pools. They were recommended to us by a bunch of locals and were supposed to be one of the coolest things to see in Wanaka (free things anyways). It was about…… Continue reading Leaving the Friendly Giants – Wanaka, Day 184

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Mountains, Hiking, & Raisin Cookies – Wanaka (ft. Isthmus Peak) Day 180

Have you ever heard of someone talking about how their trust issues stemmed from eating what they thought was a chocolate chip cookie and after a bite they realized that the chocolate chips were actually raisins? That was this hike for Rach and I. Yesterday we got up at 6am ate a filling breakfast of…… Continue reading Mountains, Hiking, & Raisin Cookies – Wanaka (ft. Isthmus Peak) Day 180

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Amazing Views (ft. hiking Roy’s Peak) – Wanaka, Day 172

Hey Everyone, Still in Wanaka, still in love with it ❤ Here’s a little dip into the last week! Amazing Views: We are lucky enough to be hanging out in a town that sits at the bottom of a beautiful chain of mountains. One afternoon early in the week we hiked Mount Iron with our…… Continue reading Amazing Views (ft. hiking Roy’s Peak) – Wanaka, Day 172

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More than a feeling, Wanaka – Day 162

Beautiful beautiful Wanaka.  We arrived in Wanaka 2 nights ago via Kiwi Bus. The drive here was moody and misty and utterly damp. The mountains peaked and pierced clouds occasionally but were mainly shy and cuddled themselves in the low clouds. Our first night we stayed in a hostel, Lake Hawea Hostel. Nothing too special…… Continue reading More than a feeling, Wanaka – Day 162

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Ode to the Ensuite – Day 159 

Ensuite.  Bathroom & Bedroom only a few steps apart. ALL FOR US.  Though some would see you as a simple part of a normal life, Rachel and I can admit to incredible appreciation in being able to walk just a couple of steps from the bed to the bathroom with privacy… and not having to…… Continue reading Ode to the Ensuite – Day 159