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Yup Trumpy is at the top of the exotic locations list.
I saw New Zealand about like he saw the southeast US.
We flew into Auckland, got screwed up in baggage claim and missed the flight to Dunedin. We got to spend a few hours in the Wellington airport with Hobbits or something. It was pretty cool actually but that was when we found out they didn't have coffee anymore. Everything was espresso. We were off to Dunedin.
Dunedin was a good primer into the country. We had a real nice couple days at lake Taupo and there were some nice trails around there for a walk. We met a lot of great people and just kept that vibe going around the south island, to the north island and drive around there a bit.
Last stop was the military museum in Auckland (just for me).

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The museum pix

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Cool Pics Greg!

Trumpy and you are world travelers! I've never been out of the US


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I have to say I saw some of NZ via Google Earth and it looked really NICE.


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New Zealand is really a cool place. We spent 3 1/2 weeks there and I could have spent another month. You can do touristy stuff in Queenstown or you can just get back to nature in plenty of places. We spent a real nice day walking around Bushy Park, a bird sanctuary. Of course if you like sheep, they are everywhere.
I don't know if the turkeys are introduced or if they are native. I did think they were a North American thing tho.

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Also in no particular order.
Last overseas travel was to Europe in 2019 , two months before the Covid was discovered.
Visited, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, over a period of 7 weeks.
Australia, many times
over the last 3 decades, WA, SA, NSW, Q, VIC, ACT.
New Caledonia,
Rarotonga, Palmerston Atol.
Buenos Aires,
USA 4 times over the last 15 years, mainly storm chasing, Oklahome, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, N-S Dakota, Manitoba (Canada) Kentucky, Illenois, Minnesota, Iowa, Arkansas,
Colorado, Wyoming, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico.
Egypt, Libia, Russia, USSR.
Most of Europe while I lived there.
and probably forgotten some places as well.


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An impressive list!!

The Storm Chasing sounds interesting... Twister movie is one of my favorites..

Any close calls? pictures?


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Were you able to see anything up here in Manitoba?

I know we had a big tornado just west of Winnipeg (Elie F5 June 2007) but storms like that are very rare. I think that this was the 1st F5 in Manitoba.

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I hope that people start to travel again. I am a small investor in a major independent travel agency in Manitoba and business at one point was down to 4% of normal.

Last report from our managing partner was we are getting close to 25% and may be able to bring some agents back if bookings keep going up.

And for the record I don't travel anywhere that I can't drive to in one day even though I am an investor.

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I just went to Florida, first traveling since the Pandemic.

Flight was a bit more than in the past, but car rental was almost 3 times what I paid in 2019!


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