Bill and Kaitlyn

From the Wedding Aisle to the Window Seat: Our Travel Adventures and Everything Else In Between

April 3, 2013
by Kaitlyn
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Ms. Wier Goes to Wellington

My dear friend Liz came to visit us a few weeks ago, flying 18-something hours around to the other side of the World to see us. She’s swell.

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We went to tea at Martha’s Pantry and wore fun hats.
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We caught up with Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior that was docked in the harbour.

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And watched these kids jumping off a platform into the harbour.
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And did some wine tasting.

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And ate grapes before they were ripe.

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We visited Milford Sound…

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…and saw so many beautiful waterfalls.

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We then drove too many hours worth counting up to Fox Glacier.

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See our guide there? See how little she is? That glacier is HUGE.

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We got to climb through it!
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Next stop? AUSTRALIA!

 

March 3, 2013
by Kaitlyn
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Wild and….Wonderful?

I think our neighborhood cats like us.

And by like us, I mean, hate us because they keep leaving gross bugs on our doorstep. They’ve been leaving all sorts of insects, but last week their pièce de résistance was a Weta.  I don’t find this adorable at all. It’s so gross. SO. GROSS. Here’s a video of what a weta looks like. Did I mention the gross?

Why can’t the stupid cats that pee all over the backyard go and kill the Tui birds poaching my tomatoes?

January 11, 2013
by Kaitlyn
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A Pizza Fail of Epic Proportions

Take note: this is what happens when you forget to set a timer on your homemade pizza.
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Last week we made pizza from scratch. Bill made the dough, I took care of the assembly. The poor pitiful piece of charcoal featured above was supposed to be leftovers since we had more dough that we thought. Our house filled with smoke rapidly and the odor hung around for a few days. Lesson learned.

January 7, 2013
by Kaitlyn
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Breakfast by the Bay

The husband and I decided to get some bike riding in over near Lyall Bay, but my bike had other plans and it needed to be brought into the shop. So, while we waited for it to get looked at, we grabbed a quick breakfast at the Maranui Cafe, and nabbed some seats outdoors before the rush.IMG_1211 

Totally worth it. The sun was shining, the planes were landing, the birds were chirping! I could totally get used to this summer during winter thing.

 

January 3, 2013
by Kaitlyn
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! We rang in the New Year in downtown Wellington near the waterfront. Apparently there were supposed to be fireworks, but unfortunately, they were cancelled last minute. We didn’t let that damper our spirits though! We had a great time, and are looking forward to all that 2013 brings!
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December 4, 2012
by Kaitlyn
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The Hobbit World Premiere in Wellington


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The Hobbit World Premiere finally came town and all the insanity that goes along with it. Road closures, people sleeping in front of the theatre, elves and hobbit look-alikes running amok. We showed up two hours before the whole thing was set to kick off, and got decent positions near the start of the Red Carpet. It was something to be seen. As only casual observers, we weren’t angling for a spot on the barrier, but rather just wanted to take some photos of celebs we may (or may not) know. And boy, did we take photos. Enjoy!

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Hugo Weaving (Elrond)

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Pre-Red Carpet Entertainment

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Sir Richard Taylor (Weta Workshops)

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James Cameron (Director of Titanic, Avatar, etc etc)

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A strange mix of Santa Claus, the Travelocity Gnome and generic wizard of sorts?

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Elves and leprechauns living side by side. The beer helps too.

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This guy plays the main dwarf. My guess is he’s supposed to take the place of Aragon in this franchise. If IMDB served me right, his name is Richard Armitage.

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Elijiah Wood…is short. Very very short.

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Best seat in the house.

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Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key

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This is how you know there were plenty of people who liked to dress up. This was the coolest one of them all.

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Some trolls for good measure.
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So. Many. Gandalf. Hats.

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Preccccious.
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Yay! We made it!

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Dude in the green tie and sunnies is Martin Freeman – he’s playing Bilbo.

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A frazzled Sir Peter Jackson