My mom and step-dad, John, came to visit us and my sister Lisa and her Fiance Jake and his family and arrived on News Year’s Day. They had just a few days before they headed off on a cruise ship around the East coast of New Zealand and on to Sydney, AU. It was a pretty relaxed three days full of visiting and eating and of course for them to meet Jake and his family for the first time. Family can be stressful…I am sure you can relate but it seems as if everyone enjoyed themselves and we sure appreciate their efforts and resources to come here and see the boat and a glimpse of our life living aboard Slow Flight…..it really is hard to explain : )
Their B&B – It was one of the only places left to stay at here in Whangamata as it’s the holiday season and the town is full of vacationers at this time….. it happen to be across town from the marina but they had a glorious view!
Shopping and walking through town and dinner – Mom loves to SHOP!!!! So Lisa meet us downtown to of course walk all the cool stores and had a bite to eat…we had adult beverages : )
Dinner on Slow Flight – It just made sense to have them over for dinner on the boat.
Fish and chips at the beach and meeting the new family– Their last full day we decided to get “takeaway” fish and chips and eat at the beach. We all took a nap and meet up later with Jake’s family, Jake of course and Lisa for the first meeting…..It’s hard to get know anyone at any depth in such a short time but at least they were able to meet one another…not sure if they will see each other again…wedding location dependant.
Pam and Rob..Jake’s parents…looking good as always!
Thank you mom and John for coming all this way to see us and Lisa and Jake (his family too)…. I know it cost you a small fortune to get here but we are so happy you came and we hope you’ll remember this trip with fond memories as we will!!! Love you ; )
Next up: Horse races, camping trip, and short road trips…..