Thursday, January 17, 2013

We Loved Middle Earth

Its a little late but Happy New Year everyone!

As expected, we had a wonderful 2 week family holiday in New Zealand. What I didn't expect was that New Zealand would be so enjoyable. I have to admit that it has been a country that I have always said I don't need to visit. Even as we were planning this trip, I wasn't particularly excited about it - I just wanted to go some place nearby, affordable and 'new'.

Even as we landed, I wasn't into full super-hyped holiday mode yet because it was 11pm and we found out that we booked our motel for the following night. (Hey! Its confusing to book a night's sleep when you're arriving at midnight.) Thankfully, we got that sorted out. The next morning, we found out that we had booked the rental car for the wrong day. I couldn't believe it! You can imagine the finger pointing that started up then. To top it all off, it was raining.

The car was the last of the bad stuff and it was all fun, amazement and full appreciation for New Zealand from then on. We took over 2000 photos and I've spent the past week sorting through them. Its hard work to pick the photos that I want to put in an album for our family. And of course, there needs to be some that gets posted up for family to see so I had to be even more selective because I understand how boring it can be to look through somebody else's holiday photos.

This blog needs some photos too but I won't put it up today. Instead, I have the safety video from the Air New Zealand flight we took. They call themselves The Airline of Middle Earth, the planes were painted with the latest Hobbit movie characters and this safety video definitely had me paying attention for the first time in years.

Thats the way to get my attention! I even watched it again on the return trip.

Its back to photo cropping for me now so that all will be perfect for my next post. Stay tuned :)


Bilbo said...

That's absolutely the best on-board safety briefing I've ever seen ... even better than the flight I had a few years ago in which the stewardess had a whole rap "song" to present the briefing. Can't wait to see the pictures!!

Mike said...

I don't know that I've ever seen a safety movie. I just remember the flight attendant standing up there waving their arms around.