AES’EA – Who’s a Good Boy??

Today we left our super posh hotel and roadtripped up the coast to our next town. It was a pretty nice drive, but I’m not a huge fan of scenic drives on the whole. I’d rather drive to the scenic place and get out to appreciate it rather than doing so on the go.

20160617_092656.jpg
Look, we’re sorry ok? We’re working on it.

About halfway through we stopped in a small town to grab lunch. We once again lucked into the miracle that is western pacific sushi – delicious and so cheap! After eating we went grocery shopping again, and were simply unable to pass up a wonderful deal on the national fruit, the Kiwi.

20160617_110757.jpg
In American dollars, this was like $8. Seriously
20160617_115702.jpg
Little genetic similarity to the national bird, unsurprisingly

A few more hours of driving and we arrived to New Plymouth, a cute little town located right on the coast. We managed to beat the start of Shabbat by around an hour and thus walked around town a bit looking for dinner and taking in the sights.

20160617_161946.jpg
Blockbuster! We thought you were dead!
20160617_162141
It’s a social commentary on humanity’s irrepressible tendency to subjugate nature to its fickle desires #WakeUpSheeple
20160617_165852.jpg
We stumbled into an American-style diner. Gotta say, the steak burger was disappointing. Fries and onion rings were great though. 

We were all (somehow) tired from driving for a few hours and decided to have a chill night in our wonderfully cozy hostel, Ducks and Drakes. We played a game of star wars trivial pursuit; after I established a quick lead, Aaron retook control and handily destroyed both Ethan and me. We watched some cringe-y English TV (televised first dates? What sounds appealing about that??) and I spent a good hour petting the house dog Zulu.

20160617_214428.jpg
He’s a good boy, yes he is

I stayed up a bit later than my traveling mates watching, for the first time, Iron Man 3. All together, not bad. The PTSD plotline was interesting, but I agree with Ethan in saying that it’s awfully convenient that it never was an issue during a fight. Once the movie ended I crawled upstairs and into my wonderfully saggy bed.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s