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Mountains, Maps, Coffee, Adventure…… Home. 

I have officially been home for 7 days today. This time last week Rachel and I were hugging our parents outside baggage claim. It feels like months ago.  I remember landing at Pearson airport thinking holy crap this is actually it… this is the end of the trip!! It seemes surreal that 8 months ago…… Continue reading Mountains, Maps, Coffee, Adventure…… Home. 

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Hoppy Easter Everybunny! – Victoria, Day 232

Today is our last FULL day from waking up in a place to going to bed in a place. We are spending it with a beautiful soul, Adrienne, who I know from working in Residence at Laurier. We have been hanging out with her in her Pinterest-chic apartment since Friday. Our first night here we…… Continue reading Hoppy Easter Everybunny! – Victoria, Day 232

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7 More Sleeps – Whistler, Day 227

Today is April 11th… which mean officially there are seven sleeps until we land in Toronto and picked up from the airport and taken to our homes. I remember August 25th like it was yesterday – 7 sleeps till we left. I was sitting at my office computer (Sorry Randy) on a Thursday typing out what…… Continue reading 7 More Sleeps – Whistler, Day 227

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Wild Wild West Coast – Day 226

CANADA. We made it – hanging out here for just under two weeks and then…. home!!! Our last few days in New Zealand were smooth. Almost tooo smooth. Of course we needed a little something to spice up our life… cue cyclone Debbie. We left Dirk’s and got to Rotorua City Center and waited for…… Continue reading Wild Wild West Coast – Day 226

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Bittersweet – Day 218

It is our last day in New Zealand. I can’t believe that. The concept of New Zealand as a place no longer feels like a foreign country located around the world from my family.. I wouldn’t say it necessarily feels like ‘home’ because we move around a lot but, it is definitely a place that…… Continue reading Bittersweet – Day 218

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Allan & Sue (& George) – Day 212

AHOY: lengthy post ahead.  I can say now that we are bringing our time in New Zealand to a close that we’ve had it pretty good. Our experiences have been so… incredible? I think I need a thesaurus because my adjective selection for words of greatness seems to be repetitive.  Allan and Sue I believe…… Continue reading Allan & Sue (& George) – Day 212

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Goinnnnnnng Up! – Day 208

Mount Cooke was awesome. According to the Maori, if you have the opportunity to see the peak of Mount Cooke you are blessed. I consider Rach and I blessed anyways, but it was incredible to see all of  the Mountain outside of a photograph. We got off Our bus from Queenstown in Twizel (Tw-eye-zell) and…… Continue reading Goinnnnnnng Up! – Day 208

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The Luck of the Irish (and the Kiwis!) – Day 203

Dunedin was a relatively calm couple of days. Our jobs continued to be mostly weeding, tidying the house, and working on a couple of recipes. The weather was pretty gloomy up until the last day we were there so we didn’t actually get around to doing to much outdoor exploring. In the afternoon around 3:30…… Continue reading The Luck of the Irish (and the Kiwis!) – Day 203

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Invercargill and a wee bit of Dunedin – Day 196

Staying with the Wilkes family throughout our stay in Invercargill has been so lovely. They are a family of 6; Dean and Stacey are the Mum and Dad and their four kids are Anastasia (18), Lachlan (16), Arielle (14), and Raquel (12).  We arrived on late Monday after our wild day in Milford Sound. Dean…… Continue reading Invercargill and a wee bit of Dunedin – Day 196

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Queenstown, Routeburn Track, & Milford Sound – Day 191

Talk about excitement.. the last week has been busy with crazy, cool and exciting things!  Queenstown: We left Jeff’s for Queenstown – of all places in New Zealand this is the place that we heard the most about.. the adventure capital of New Zealand full of adrenaline junkies, hikers, bikers, and Backpackers whose bank accounts…… Continue reading Queenstown, Routeburn Track, & Milford Sound – Day 191