Saturday, December 29, 2012
Northland, New Zealand
We fell in love with New Zealand then, and Googled how to apply for citizenship and everything. But we came home and resumed our lives, and the memories of it faded. It was striking enough, however, that it was the only thing on our Round the World trip that was a repeat of somewhere we’d already been. But we knew we liked it there; we remembered that much. We had an adventurous flight, with a long layover in Fiji and a missing bag that we were reunited with in Auckland. It was a shaky beginning, but even before the plane touched down on the tarmac we remembered.