Monday, January 19, 2009
Back to Melbourne...wrap it up!
So, we are back in Melbourne. We spent the last week in New Zealand. Chad and I arrived late Sunday night after a lengthy battle with our GPS. Fortunately, we came out victorious, but not before the GPS re-routed us back to the airport and then back to our hotel. Insanity...
The week was great in Auckland. Our facility was actually located in Pukekohe, a small township about 50 km outside of the downtown area. Fortunately, we were consistently going against traffic, which was nice. The area, as you can see from the pictures, is quite rural. It was nice being in a different element.
We had some teammates come over from Melbourne and spend the weekend with us. It was a lot of fun...we did a tour of the Waiheke Island; it was about a 40-minute ferry ride from the downtown pier. We toured three wineries and one olive oil area. It was fun...the last winery was amazing. Unfortunately, we couldn't stay much longer because there was a wedding coming ASAP. Oh well. I recommend Mudbrick Winery to all, if you can find the wine, from New Zealand.
We came back to Melbourne on Sunday evening. We are settling into the swing of things here. Unfortunately, one of our team members had to go back home for a family issue. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. It's the last few days before we close on Thursday, so things are about to get hectic!