Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New Zealand Month #4 (January)

January was a strange month as Bethany took the kids back to Iowa City for 3 weeks given some family health issues.  My parents came for a month long tour of New Zealand and I intersected with them for their first week here, showing them around Dunedin and then taking a trip to Te Anau and Milford Sound.

'Harbour Way' by Ada

The family takes off for Iowa City

Dinner alone


A change of scenery.  Iowa City.

Mussells for dinner.

Not in NZ.

Prepared for a Dunedin winter.

Cricket game.  Enough to reaffirm my commitment to never again spectate a sporting event. 

'Harbour Way' through Google Deep Dream algorithm.

At least 60% of my calorie intake in NZ. 

Run from work.

Mom and Dad visit Dunedin.

Brunch at our favourite place.


Out on the Otago peninsula.

Allans Beach

Sea lion.

Hike on the Kepler track.

Hike near Milford Sound.

Milford Sound.

Out and back long run on the Kepler track.

Milford, deep dream style.

In Te Anau, en route to glow worms.

Surfing with work buddies David and Neil

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New Zealand Month #3

Month #3 for the LEWIS! family in NZ.  Highlights included trips to Wellington and Wanaka, exploring the Catlins, time in Te Anaua, a backpacking trip on the Kepler track, attempts at surfing, moving into the house we will stay in for our remaining time here, and watching the first 6 Star Wars movies with Ada.  Above is a short video of some of our early adventures here.

Google deep dream rendition

Near Wanaka

Wellington. Travelled there for a conference early December.

Date night hike in Aramoana.

A proper office.

Nice digs.

Ada's school Christmas violin performance

Fresh fruit in central Otago.

Lake Wanaka


View from my seat on my semi-regular commute to Invercargill.  Massive turbulence on this one. This clinic day was bookended with conspicuous and pitiful vomiting into a plastic bag.

Young Jedis.

Nugget Point in the Catlins.

Nugget Point.


Boogie boarding in Curio Bay over Christmas break.

Curio Bay
sweet Junie.
start of Kepler track.
start of Kepler track.
Kepler track
Junie had the queen of spades.
ego-less communion with eucalyptus
Te Anaua
Ada made this hat.

Te Anaua


Not a bad view from our crib.