The trip was a huge success. Trips to NZ always seem to be busy [VERY busy]. Always so many people to see/visit/get in touch with in such a small period of time. However, we made sure to relax on our second to last day there with a day trip to Waiheke Island. I'll retire in NZ any day, if it's here.
I'll be posting a lot of photos from our trip in the next few days. However, I could NOT wait a moment to post this one:
My favorite photo I took. We were lucky enough to go with Poppy on 3 walks around Whangaparaoa & Little & Big Manly - [beaches]. The only thing that would make this photo better would be if you could see this 89 year olds' calves - amazing. I will never forget first meeting Poppy. We sat down to lunch, started talking about our workout routines - look up to see Poppy on the restaurant patio floor doing push-ups!! He was 80 years old at the time! What a man.
The services for Nana were beautiful & I [finally] got a chance to meet most of Mike's family [more on that "experience" later] ;)