Our 25th Birthdays
Stacey’s 25th Birthday
Much to Stacey’s disappointment we had to hang around Auckland for her birthday as we were waiting on our vans heating to be fixed. But we made the most of it and took a boat trip to Waiheke Island which is a very peaceful island, no one lives there anymore but there are a few summer houses that people come out and stay in when the weather is nice. It used to have quite a bit of a community, but has sort of been forgotten about now.
Will’s 25th Birthday
For Will’s birthday we were in Rotorua, a city that was disappointing for us really, wouldn’t go back in a hurry. But we went and had lunch at the top of a mountain Stratosphere, by which we had to go up cable cars (Gondola’s is what they are called here, so you can imagine Staceys confusion when booking the trip!). Then we went down the mountain twice on some Luges, which are basically like go karts without the engine! Was great fun! Couldn’t understand at the bottom why you could buy 7 or 10 Luges trips, we were both thinking “Why would you want to do it that many times?!”… now we understand why!
We then found a camp site near Rotorua city centre and walked into what felt like a deserted town for a Friday night! Ended up finding a cool rock bar, with cheap beer (always a bonus!), and had pizza for dinner as we both had been craving it because its not something you can cook with a gas stove!