Monday, November 24, 2008

Day 2 - Tauranga

Kia ora! That’s ‘hello’ in Maori. Tauranga (Maori name meaning ‘resting place for canoes’)is shrouded in overcast and mist, so obviously the visibility is disappointing. We are docked at the city, so it was only a 5 minute walk down to the shopping district where Dick found a spiffy Aussie hat to help protect his bald head when the sun comes out again.

This is a very nice ship, other than not having internet in our rooms again. So chunkygal has been on this ship before! I didn’t know that. And you saw my dtr out with some guy, huh? Well, I’ll bet I know who it was! I think she is too old to misbehave:-) Anyway, back to the ship...the staff are all friendly; food/service is good. Unfortunately, the entertainment for tonight is the same Phantom of the Opera guy we saw last week. He was good, don’t get me wrong, but we’ll pass up seeing him again this soon. And that is OK. We’ll see what other good opportunity presents itself! There is always another book to read...

How was your weekend? Cheers...

4 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Can't wait to see the hat...have fun and have a great Thanksgiving week! HUGS!

HaleyD said...

There are NO secrets in this podunk town! I'd like to think that I'm still young enough to misbehave but smart enough to know the consequences. It was a lovely evening sans enfants...

chunkygal said...

I love waking up and reading about the adventure you have while we were sleeping. I hope you read Blue Latitiudes before going. It is a book about Capt Cook and his experiences being the first person to really see and experience those placces. Wonderfully written.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Spent the weekend getting ready for Thanksgiving. Having the whole clan over and need a clean and sparkling house.

Just have fun and yes we need a picture of Dick in his Aussie hat. The sun will be out in no time. Big hug. :)