We’re all back home from the trip down south as of late this afternoon.
The 6 of us drove West Auckland to Raumati, Raumati to Blenheim (via the Picton ferry), Blenheim to Christchurch, Christchurch to Kaikoura, Kaikoura to Upper Hutt (via ferry again), Upper Hutt to Rotorua (slowly through the around Taupo cycle event), and Rotorua to West Auckland. 2486 kms according to the odometer.
Have unpacked (sort of), put children to bed, shopped for food for school lunches and breakfast tomorrow, deleted spam, and am now look forward to sleeping in my own bed (with my own pillow!).