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20 February 2009 @ 01:44 pm
Back home, safe and sound  
We're back home. All's well. We're unpacking, getting some cleaning started and whatnot. I've been out of phone and email contact for two weeks, and I'm not even going to try to catch up fully on LJ. Feel free to point me at (and/or resend) anything really important. I'll try and get more or less up to date over the weekend.

Had lots of fun! It was awesome. I'll try to write about bits of it as they occur to me. If there's anything you're curious about, I can also do requests :-)
satyrlovesong on February 20th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Welcome home
Since I've never been there, I wasn't sure if the place would be a comfortable and convenient as their sister sites here on the West Coast. Was it ok?

And I want to hear ALL about your adventures. I don't expect to be able to go for several years myself, so I'd like to live vicariously.

Noahangelbob on February 20th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Welcome home
The place was great. Basically little condos, all around an inlet of Lake Rotorua. They weren't much to look at on the outside (corrugated sheet-metal, believe it or not), and they were a bit noisy, but quite comfortable inside, with very reasonable furnishings, including a very reasonable kitchen. We had a little trouble figuring out all the switches and the oven timer, but those were more "the appliance uses unfamiliar settings", which could have happened just as easily in the states.

There was a central office that was happy to provide extras of the basic amenities, and various (usually New-Zealand-themed) movies on DVD. The central cafe thing was nothing special and closed 3-4 days a week, but that was okay because it was within a 15-30 minutes drive of Rotorua, which had absolutely fantastic food.
Shellybellaballanda on February 20th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
If you've got pictures, I'd love to see them.
Noahangelbob on February 20th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
I'm sure those will happen, but we haven't gotten them off the camera yet. They'll probably be posted to rightkindofme's journal first, and mine shortly thereafter.
Shawnstartled on February 20th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! Hope you had a great time, I found New Zealand quite splendid to look at.
The Onion Girl: read!tshuma on February 20th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!

News with me is spotty. Synopsis: Trying a new and slightly risky medication starting tonight to try to control the rash of headaches. Going to the Stanford hospital to start a consult with Neurology next week. Mostly passing my classes, if in some cases by less than I might like. B and I are schmoopy, film at 11.
i_am_dshi_am_dsh on February 21st, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Glad you're back, and glad you enjoyed the trip.
ladyluck0225ladyluck0225 on February 24th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Welcome back!