New Year, Old Zealand (lots of pictures)

1 Jan

Timeline: Very end of December

After a layover in China gone awry (due to the budget flight and midnight being a difficult time of day to figure out), I felt like I’d experienced China. And while I didn’t leave the airport – I feel as though this trip gets an honorable mention.

December 30th:
Once again, Rachel and I landed in New Zealand. Where we, once again rented a car from Scotty’s.

In the morning, when we were still being healthy, we used booty bands and then criss crossed all across the northern island in our Tilda (that’s a car brand) when, exactly when we wanted to, on December 31st, we ended up in Gisborne, at the Rhythm and Vines festival.

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New phone camera making all the difference.

 

After a memorable walk from our campground to the EDM event, we couldn’t help but notice…Christian rock on the main stage. 

 

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She’s not born again.

 

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Here for it.

 

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Rockin’ out.

 

All too soon the sun starting going down and during our final sunset of 2019 celebrations, we met Carla and her husband.

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My last sunset of the decade.

 

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Girls will be girls

 

…and eventually found the wellness tent. Which was my favorite thing because, duh, I like wellness.

They had a life sized chess board inside!

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Meet Nico, a formidable opponent.


Nico is from Chile and goes heavy on the playful, challenging banter with gems such as “I’ll burn you with my coolness.”  
We played for a joyful hour. It was my favorite thing we did all night; a great match but in the end, I did get burned with his coolness; I lost.  The 2019 chess champ was Nico. There, I said it in writing.

 

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The countdown (twice).

 

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Last photo of 2019

1am was bed time. It was home sweet bach for me and Rae ❤️

 

January 1st, 5am: The alarm went off and Rachel and I headed to the beach to see the absolute first sunrise of this decade. It was breath taking:

 

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Is that 20/20 vision, 4 eyes?

magical,
’mi

2 Responses to “New Year, Old Zealand (lots of pictures)”

  1. deekerson January 19, 2020 at 4:07 pm #

    ❤️

  2. Katie January 20, 2020 at 7:33 pm #

    Love seeing 20/20 through your 4 eyes! ❤

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