All Good Things Must Come to an End!

We are back in Melbourne after an on-time flight from Auckland. 

We spent the morning driving south from Snells Beach to Auckland with a few stops along the way. As we were leaving Snells Beach we saw some signs for a festival in Warkworth,  a town we had to drive right through. As we got close to the town, it seemed like everyone was headed for the festival, so we found a spot to park and checked it out. It was a street festival with lots of vendors selling jewelry, food, clothes, art, etc. We enjoyed walking around and seeing the sights. This small town sits right on a river and there was a sea-kayak race on it as part of the festival. That was fun to watch~all different ages participating!

We continued our drive south and decided to check out some of the volcano cones that are a distinguishing feature of the Auckland landscape. We were able to drive to the top of 2 of the volcano cones and walk around, getting great views of the city! 

When we returned our Jucy rental car we told them that they gave us a car with no gas, and they were quite surprised. To remedy the situation, they reimbursed us for all the money we spent on gas, which was a good way to handle the situation. 

So we are back in the Quest apartments, in a different apartment, but it was nice to get a warm welcome back from the receptionist! We have rearranged all of our luggage so that we only have what we need in our carry-on bags. We have 4 very heavy bags to check~we are pretty sure that they fall within the weight limits!

I may write one more blog when we get home. But I do want to thank all the folks who have been reading this blog. I started writing this blog as a way to let our parents and kids know what we were up to. It has grown into so much more than that and I am thrilled that Jim and I now have such a complete diary of this special time in our lives. Thanks for your comments and feedback, I loved reading every one of them!

Hope to see you on Nov. 2nd, if not before!



8 comments on “All Good Things Must Come to an End!

  1. Amy says:

    Loved your blog Marge. Look forward to seeing you soon. Safe travels!

  2. Anne Y says:

    Marji-I have really enjoyed your commentary and photos over the last several months from Australia and New Zealand. I will miss your blogs. May your trip home go well.

  3. Carolyn Konicki says:

    Marji, I’ve loved following your adventures and am really going to miss your blog posts! Thanks so much for sharing your trip with us. 🙂 Safe travels home! – Carolyn Konicki

  4. says:

    Can you just keep writing something every day?!? I think you are an author ready to be discovered by more than just your friends!!! 🙂 See you soon! 🙂

  5. Eileen Alley says:

    Marji, I will miss reading you blog every day! I have felt like I have been part of you great adventure. Safe travels home. 🙂

  6. joan vogt says:

    I too will miss your blog. Thank you for opening your heart and sharing all your experiences with us. See you in church.

  7. Maryanne Oster says:

    Marji, Have a safe trip home. I will miss reading your blogs – something I did at work every morning. They would make a great book on travel through Australia.

  8. Chris Culp says:

    How many talents can one person have? You need to keep writing. You’ve become one of my favorite authors.

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