I’m not gonna lie. Our vacation was AMAZING. But I’ve been home since Sunday and I’m still struggling to recover. The almost 16 hour flight from Sydney to Houston, coupled with the layover and then 3.5 hour flight from Houston to DC wore me out completely. Add in the fact that it’s literally day and night difference in time (14 hour difference) and I’ve got the worst case of jetlag I’ve ever experienced. The first couple of days I also kept having issues with equilibrium. (You know how you feel the world is moving when you get off of a boat? I had that for about 36 hours after I got off the plane.) On the bright side, I’ve been waking up at 5:30am every morning, so I’ve gotten some early runs in. On the not so bright side, that means I’ve fallen asleep at lots of random times in random places. But I’d totally go through that again to get to visit Australia and New Zealand again. So much left to see!
Auckland Sky Tower
Hobbiton (the set for the Hobbit movies)
Kuirau Park geysers
Finish line of the Women’s Half Marathon in Auckland (recap coming next week)
Sydney Opera House