Live Blogging: New Zealand Road Trip with Ford Kuga

February 16, 2012

Live Blogging: Hilton, Auckland — 1:54 pm Brisbane time / 4:54 pm Auckland time

Our family loves driving. Below are some of the ways driving adds value to our family life:

  • Our family often does mini road trips to explore as much as we can around us.
  • Sometimes I drive to  just anywhere. We’ve created many family memories through driving, and as a bonus, the kids are all restrained.
  • Driving together means everyone in our family is in close quarters, and we have many opportunities to talk or have a family meeting.

I feel privileged to have a car because it means freedom to me. Actually, I’ve always equated the car to a sense of freedom. Early on in our marriage, when we had two small children, my husband was a studying medicine at University. We only had one car at the time and I became a taxi because I preferred to drive him around to wherever he needed rather than be without the car.


I’m excited to be in New Zealand right now, and will be driving the Ford Kuga around the beautiful North Island tomorrow.  I’ll live blog (hopefully) today and tomorrow so check back regularly if you want to see what I’m doing.

This is the gorgeous view from my hotel room.

Hilton Auckland

After I publish this post, I’m going out for a walk before dinner. It’s a beautiful day outside!

Other Posts in this New Zealand Live Blogging Series

1. New Zealand Road Trip with Ford Kuga

2. What the Viaduct Harbour Taught Me Today

3. First Bubble Bath in a Decade

4. A Sunrise

5. What I’m Wearing

6. Home Again

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LattejunkieNo Gravatar February 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Wish we could have organised a catch up :) There are lots of bloggers here who follow you :)


KellyNo Gravatar February 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I would have loved that. I adore NZ!! Such a beautiful place! I’m only here for a very quick trip. Fly home tomorrow evening…wouldn’t it be awesome to do a NZ meet up sometime!


JJ StrananNo Gravatar February 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Make sure you walk all the way over the little bridge down and around the viaduct, it was all build for the Rugby World Cup (which BTW New Zealand won) It is beautiful down there…my home town, Auckland xxx


KellyNo Gravatar February 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm

So beautiful here JJ. Would love to have you show me around! I’m am at Viaduct right now!!


JJ StrananNo Gravatar February 16, 2012 at 3:05 pm

And I would be honoured to show you around! If you had more time I would have got my sister to have come and had a wine with you…I hope your not alone! If you are, you will find plenty of friendly kiwi’s to talk too xxx Check out the “Ice Bar” it is behind Widlfire and Treleece Cooper on the pier


Megan at Writing Out LoudNo Gravatar February 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Oh wow! I’ll be in NZ in a few weeks – can’t wait, it looks stunning!

Have fun :)


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