Tuesday, 21 February 2012

New York

There's this tall building just across the road from us, then the bridge that looks as though it's held together with string, and the Phoenix rising from the ashes of the Twin Towers site.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Still here in Vegas...

Glitz, Glitz, and even more Glitz where the cars get bigger along with the menus. They dress you in a hospital gown at this restaurant to save them doing it at the hospital! The reception area at the Bellagio should give the Lincoln Hotel some tips, and the Rio where we saw the Rat Pack perform, sadly for only 80 minutes....:(......£26 invested in the slots, $32 taken out, Woo-Hoo....a profit!

Friday, 17 February 2012


There must be 100's of very rich dentists here if the amount of perfect sets of gnashers is anything to go by!

Our hotel in Vegas and its sister one. The truck was hired to move B's winnings to the bank but not used yet! and only in Vegas would you see Elvis being driven round in a pink Caddy!
Off to see the Rat Pack tonight.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Last night in NZ

....and dinner out with friends, superb.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


On the last leg in NZ, fabulous country. Pics of Auckland fish market, modern loos and the Everton trees at a local winery!

Monday, 13 February 2012


Hot water beach where the water rises from underground sulpher springs and reaches up to 64 degrees C........HOT.
Cathedral Cave, lovely rock formation, if you like rocks that is!
Still enjoyong the sun!!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fame at last!

No H & S here

Fish off the dock, into the display cabinet and the deep fryer, delicious! But NO H n S, they still wrap it in newspaper!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


Back to Waitangi Day, think this Maori didn't like somebody!!


Walked round the base of this Mount today, 3.5k in baking sun. Tonight we are off to a fish shop on the docks that also does fish and chips, yum yum! Picture to follow.

Waitangi Day

Sydney for Australia Day, Rotorua at this unpronopuncable Maori village for Waitangi Day, fabulous!


Accommodation a vast improvement on Taupo, overlooking the racecourse, could be Market Rasen!, form the balcony of our suite. The lounge measures 9 x 5 m and B and I have to use the intercom in bed! Oh, and there's a double jaccuzi bathe there too!

Thursday, 2 February 2012

There's snow in them there hills...

Taupo, cold and wet and a bit of a come down in the accommodation after Napier.
Huka Falls and the 2 of us enjoying the jet boat ride!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lake Taupo

Malfunction between SD card and computer, unable to post with pics until sorted :(

Now in Lake Taupo for 3 nights with the intention of going jetboating today, really, at our age we should have more sense!