I am taking a trip to New Zealand with my sisters Pam and Kathy. It is a trip to reunite our nieces Storm and Crystal and nephew Dylan with their maternal extended family. The kids dad, our brother Banga died in 2002, and their mum Marie, died in 2003. The kids have been fostered by Pam for many years and she contacted their maternal family in New Zealand earlier this year and they are very keen to meet the kids (and us). Trent will also be coming with us.
We will leave Cowra on 17th October and meet Kathy in Sydney to spend the night before flying to Wellington on October 18. We will stay the night in Wellington and then drive to Hawke's Bay where we will spend 6 nights.
After that we will drive to Rotorua and spend 3 nights before making our way to Auckland where we will spend the last 5 nights.
With 7 weeks and 1 day to go, the kids are really starting to get excited. This will be their first plane trip.
This travelogue will allow me to share my experiences with you all.
Wow !! I can't believe that very soon I will be in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
I am a little sad because my sister Kath won't be travelling with me as planned, as my much loved nephew is not well enough for her to leave him.
Most of you will know that James requires a heart/lung transplant. I continue to ask my guardian angels to watch over and protect James as well as all of my family.
I still wish that I could share the time with Kath, as she could really do with th... full info