Usual morning, get up, do my business and shower in the coed bathroom, hide in the stall until anyone that may have heard me doing my business is gone, straighten hair that will be frizzy as soon as I step outside, put on my one pair of leggings and go to Starbucks. I keep wondering what these men think of us ladies squinting and making faces in the mirror as we try to put mascara on?

I went on a date last night. Very nice to relax, have dinner and a conversation with a fellow traveller and a very nice, attractive man. It’s been a while in my little world. Time to open more windows!!

I’ve walked by the Sky Jump and Sky Walk repeatedly and decided to do the walk. I chickened out doing the jump. I’ve been very scaredy-cat lately for some reason.

Sky Jump and Walk

Auckland’s Sky Tower is the tallest building in New Zealand and the walk is a 360ยฐ walk around the top with no handrails. The drop would be 192m. The building is higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris . The other gentlemen were two brothers and their Uncle from Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ. We had a great time! They were braver than me lol.

There was definitely wine in my future after doing this. And a diet after seeing these pics. Jeez Louise ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜’

I went to the Crab Shack for a late lunch and a couple glasses of Sauvignon Blanc. New Zealand is the best country for Sauvignon Blanc. It’s been a long weekend and the public holiday is “The Queen’s Birthday”. Here you’re charged more on a public holiday because people are paid time and a half.

I’ve stopped at a place called The Albion Bar on the way home every night. It was recommended by my tour guide the other day. Tonight, the bartender remembered me and knew I wanted a Sauvignon Blanc ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Everywhere I’ve went it’s 80’s music! It was the same way in Europe last year. Not that I’m complaining, the 80’s were the best decade!!

It’s my last day in New Zealand and it’s been a slow few days here that I needed. I’m flying to Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ tomorrow. My 7th continent!! Linda and Barb, I need a hug.

I can’t believe that my Nan is gone and I don’t have a Grandmother here on Earth anymore. My maternal Nan passed away in 1993, the year before I had Bryan. I remember walking in and out of the church with my cousin Jannette and our maternal Grandfather. My Nan and Granda Collins were there and I remember Nan Collins holding me after the service. She was such a wonderful woman. She had a way of making you feel like the most special person in the world when the fact was that she was the most special person.

Happy Travels ๐Ÿ’•
๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ‘ 


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6 thoughts

  1. Food looks amazing! Good for you for doing the skywalk! I could not do it…. scared of heights. Have fun on your next set of your journey!

  2. See you tomorrow. Like Linda, I have clothes to share. We really are having a cold snap. Bought a bottle of Victorian red today. I think I had better get a Vic say Blanc tomorrow. Must admit the New Zealand one is better. Big cuddles to you now. Barb

  3. Jackie you have more guts than me to do that walk – youโ€™ll love the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk if that is on your bucket list! I did it with my brother and niece 10 years again and fantastic views. Plenty of hugs from me and licks & cuddles from Lizzie and Harvey ( furkids) when you arrive on our BIG island. Bring some of that sunshine over to our Melbourne shores as it bloody freezing here! Donโ€™t panic – we have winter clothes to share!! ๐ŸŒงโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿถ๐Ÿถ

    1. Definitely doing the Sydney Harbour Bridge! May need an extra layer of clothes from you lol. I resisted buying something the other day. Canโ€™t wait to see you tomorrow!!!!!!

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