Farewell to NZ

The sad day finally came where we had to say farewell to family and friends. We drove up to Auckland airport from Papamoa on 02 May, arriving about 4pm. We checked in, and waited for our 19:45 flight on Air NZ to San Francisco.

The flight departed about 20:00, and landed in San Fran at about 08:15 NZ time – which was 13:15 local time, on the same day as we left!

Air NZ food was honestly some of the worst airline food I have had. Dry bread buns, and tasteless vegetables and beef stew. Not to mention that when you ask for a “Steinlager”, they hand you a Steinlager Pure!

On the other hand, their entertainment system was excellent.

It took us about 2 hours to make it from the plane through the horrendous queues at passport control, and collect our bags, which were circulating on the bag conveyor.

Our time in NZ was fantastic, and simply wouldn’t have been possible without the massive help and support from our family. Thanks so much for everything guys!

“Lunch” in San Francisco. Little Italian shop on the corner.
Street scene

2 Replies to “Farewell to NZ”

  1. We were with you all the way across the ocean. Barry has an app that told us where your plane was; how high, how fast.
    We’re sad to see you go.
    We are now at home in Papamoa 3pm Saturday NZST awaiting the pickup of the boxes. Pickup has occurred :3:30pm Thursday.
    The photos look just like we remember San Fancisco.
    Have a good time.

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