Saturday, August 22, 2009
Arrived in Auckland. Flight in over the coast was spectacular with the evening sun illuminating the mountains and cliffs in high contrast. Checked in to the Ventura Inn near the airport, so I can easily get back to the airport in the morning to meet up with everyone. Hopefully their travels are going well. The trans-Pacific portion of their flight should, I believe, be departing from Los Angeles in just an hour or two. Meanwhile, I'm off to find some to track down some dinner; looked like we went by some curry places on the free shuttle ride to the hotel from the airport.