Our Gold Coast chapter had finished, in fact our Australian chapter had finished and we were sad to be leaving, but excited to be heading to New Zealand. Well, as excited as one can be when the alarm chimes at 5.30 am. Weary kids in tow we left the house for the airport to catch our Jet Star flight to Christchurch.
As we descended from cruising altitude to start our landing run we got to see what was waiting for us beneath the cloud cover. Samuel was excited to see the snow topped peaks of mountains and immediately shouted….
“I want to go there, I want to go there again, I love the snow, don’t I Daddy.”
However Lauren countered his enthusiasm with…..
“No I be sick again, I don’t want to go there, I be sick again won’t I mummy.”
The airport was just a wonderful experience. Completely empty and staffed by friendly customs officials, YES, they do exist!