Archive for Adventure Days – Page 2

Frankfurt, Germany: Adventure Day 3 Christmas Day

After having L and R awake from 12:30am – 2, we were all a little loopy Christmas morning. But the kids were overjoyed that Santa brought them such a haul. They have complained before that Santa doesn’t bring them any big toys. But we explained Santa knows we only have limited room in our suitcases. […]

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Frankfurt, Germany: Adventure Day 2 Christmas Eve

To recap, we missed the Christmas Markets, it’s Monday and not much is open. We decided to have a nice slow morning at the hotel, and didn’t have any plans till hopefully watching a movie in the afternoon. We walked to a playground, of course. – Then we went to try and find a Catholic […]

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Frankfurt, Germany: Adventure Day

Alternate Title: The time we missed the German Christmas Markets… So jet lag is hitting us hard this time. L woke us up about 2:30 this morning. 😳 We let the kids watch some shows, read, and basically tried to kill time while being as quiet as possible, until 6:30 for breakfast. In case you’re […]

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Tutukaka – Auckland, NZ – Anchorage, AK: Travel Day

We let the kids play on the beach in their jammies this morning. They made castles, found beautiful shells, and played with a girl camping next to us. Ty and I finished packing and just enjoyed waking up at the beach for our final day. – We finally packed up and started the long drive […]

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Tutukaka, NZ – Adventure Day

We had connected with a dive company yesterday. They agreed to take Ty diving, while the kids and I could snorkel and kayak. We met them at the marina at 8:15am. We packed our own lunch, and lots of extra clothes. Ty took his Dramamine and we hoped for the best. Unfortunately for him and […]

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Paihai – Tutukaka, NZ: Adventure Day

Like usual we took our time over breakfast. We had hope to dive/snorkel in Paihai by they had no one else interested yesterday or today. So we decided to head to Tutukaka since they dive 7 days a week. We stopped in Kawakawa so the kids could play at a playground and Ty could empty […]

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Paihai, NZ – Adventure Day 2

I think the key feature of our last week has been ‘lazy mornings’. We let the kids do some school apps on the electronics while Ty and I read. Ty then took off for a long run while the kids and I continued to laze and then slowly got ready for the day. Then L […]

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Matakohe – Paihai, NZ: Adventure Day

Another relaxing morning in the rain. The kids were up at 7am like usual. So we gave them some school work on the iPad and phone while Ty and I read in bed. Vacation luxuries! Ty did some chores on the RV before we left camp. (The grey water was starting to flood our bathroom […]

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Waiwera – Matakohe, NZ: Adventure Day

The rain was pouring down again last night, and off and on this morning. We couldn’t really do any of the hikes in the rain so we had another leisurely morning. We didn’t leave the site till after ten. – Ty had read about a neat walk along a river with some suspension bridges. So […]

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Mt. Maunganui – Auckland – Waiwera, NZ: Adventure Day

During the nights the floodgates opened. It was raining sheets and sheets. I knew we had parked by a lake and felt silly asking Ty but wanted to make sure it wasn’t going to flood. We just don’t get rain like this in Alaska! By the morning it was hit and miss, fine for 10 […]

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