Dear Family & Friends: We are having so many new and exciting adventures to tell you about. We get up around 5:45am and go as fast as we can until bedtime, learning our new responsibilities and having a peek at this BEAUTIFUL country. We hope in this blog we can express how blessed we are to testify of Jesus Christ and serve Him in this amazing corner of the world! HAERE MAI* to our blog, we're glad you are visiting us!.....(*This means 'WELCOME' in the Maori language)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sightseeing Outside of Christchurch

Before heading back to Takapuna (Auckland), we spent some time driving through the countryside to the coast.  Everywhere we drove it was beautiful. 

There are shells on most every beach.  It is fun to see what we find.



  1. Karen, how wonderfully exciting it must be! lovely shots

  2. I have always heard that NZ has the most amazing scenery. Your photos show that to be true. Fantastic shots Karen.

  3. Magic scenes. It makes me want to visit again. It only takes 3 hours from here. My daughter goes back and forth to Auckland for work at the moment.