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Monochrome Madness — Country Theme

Leanne Cole’s suggested theme for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge is “Country.” For my entry I decided to combine two meanings of the word. According to Wikipedia, “A country is a region that is identified as a distinct entity in … Continue reading

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MM 2-19: View from the Devonport Ferry

We flew directly from San Francisco to Auckland in April, 2011 and arrived at our hotel far too early in the morning for our rooms to be ready. So we stashed our luggage, caught the ferry to Devonport and walked … Continue reading

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Our Wellington Lord of the Rings Tour

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On Easter Monday / Anzac Day we toured J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, stopping at the outer Shire, Helm’s Deep, Minas Tirith, Rivendell and Isengard. Peter Jackson spent seven years filming his Lord of the Rings trilogy all over New Zealand … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday in Wellington

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My wife went grocery shopping Saturday evening and we had a nice breakfast of cereal and scones in our room on Easter Sunday morning. Then we got dressed, grabbed our raincoats and umbrella, and hailed a cab to take us … Continue reading

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Walking around Wellington

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On the day before Easter we decided to give our legs some exercise and get acquainted with downtown Wellington. Our first stop a few blocks from our hotel would be somewhere on Courtenay Place, Wellington’s restaurant row, for breakfast. We … Continue reading

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Good Friday in Wellington

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We landed in Wellington shortly after noon and our Super Shuttle dropped us off at our hotel shortly before 1:00pm. Our plan for the afternoon was to visit the one place in town we knew was open on Good Friday: … Continue reading

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Easter Weekend in Wellington

Ever see a city shut down? Well, we did. We happened to spend Easter weekend in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington; but I imagine other tourists were getting the same experience in other places throughout the country. We flew from Auckland … Continue reading

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