Bobbi and I are heading out on a three week adventure to New Zealand and Australia. We will leave our house in the care of well armed house sitters on Monday and fly to Auckland. We will spend three days there and then board the Holland America Ship Volendam for two weeks cruising into every nook and cranny of New Zealand. There will be plenty of off ship excursions into the interior. We will also visit Tasmania and then head to Melbourne and Sydney Australia.
The trip will be especially sweet because we leave the country knowing that the Obama win will put us in good light with the rest of the world. I remember the Mediterreanean cruise we took during the height of the bush reelection effort in 2004. The other nationals on the board were all pulling so hard for his defeat and after we returned home and the election was held we got emails from the friends we had made wondering what was wrong with Americans. I don't think that will happen this time. I plan on taking my New Mexico Zia Obama T-shirt to wear in the gym for my workouts.
I will post regularly from the ship about our travels and what the other nationals are thinking. This should be fun.