We finally got here! Wellington is stunning, and even more than I hoped it would be. It's about 25 degrees with a bright sun and a soft, cool breeze... the very best of Winnipeg's July days.
The people are very friendly, and I have fallen in love with the stores here. Example: I went to a high-end shoe store and admired the merchandise, only to find that the DISPLAY shoes were all size 9 or bigger! Here I've been, having spent most of my vulnerable adolescence being made to feel freakish by size 6 display shoes... I mean, who wears size 6, anyways? Oh no, NZ welcomes the podially enhanced, and I love them for it. ;-)
The place we are staying at is a suite, and while small, is clean and has very friendly staff. It also has all the major appliances, which will help in Dave and my mutual endeavour to accomplish the following:
1) Not eat at restaurants too much (Cash Conservation)
2) Not eat at restaurants too much (Anti-Fatness goal), and most importantly,
3) Rid our room of the awful airplane-travelling stench currently pervading the room, thanks to our respective plane outfits now festering on the room floor.
I promise, pictures will follow once I figure out how to get Madison connected to the net. For those of you who dont know, Madison is my sexy, smart, and wholly wonderful non-human travelling companion, otherwise known as a laptop. (I needed to qualify non-human there, as Dave might get jealous.) ;-)
So no worries, mom and dad -- this whole post just confirms that Dave and I are, in fact, alive... we're even still getting along. ;-) This bodes well. Love you, looking forward to hearing from you!