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We Are Home


Yes, we are home. I am home in Calgary and Avis is on her way to Medicine Hat. She had a late flight, hopefully she will be there very soon.
Neither of us knew what to expect in terms of flights, airports, customs and immigration, etc. It was certainly a mixed bag of experiences. In order to get in the door of the airport terminal at Auckland we had to present our ticket and our passport. A good amount of the airport has been closed and only passengers are allowed through the doors. We got ourselves checked in at Air New Zealand and then waited - as you always do at airports. This time, however, part of the focus was trying to keep everyone 2 meters away from everyone else - not easy in a long line getting boarding passes and passports checked.
The flight from Auckland to LA was 11 hours. Flying in LA looked a little like a ghost town. There were only 2 or 3 cars on the freeway. Not much activity anywhere, the airport was almost deserted, very few planes coming or going. Then the 3 hr. flight from LA which seemed very short compared to the long haul flight. There were very few people on that flight so it didn't take long to clear customs and immigration when we go into Calgary.
Thanks to our nice friends, our cupboards and fridges at home are stocked with supplies so we will be fine.
Thanks to all of you for reading the blog and for sending in comments.
Keep safe and healthy, everyone.
Linda And Avis

Posted by linfays 23:06

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Welcome home!

by Andrea

Welcome home! So glad you were able to arrive without any complications. I am sure it was a tough decision to head home early and leave all that beauty behind. We are all glad you are back safe and sound in your own country and in your own houses!

by Bonnie

So glad you are safely back home. It sounds like a surreal experience in the airports. Happily friends have looked after your supplies. It’s so good to have good friends close by. Enjoy your time over the next two weeks of alone time. Rest, recharge and review your memories of the amazing adventure you have been on.
Thanks so much for the blog. It has been a lot of fun travelling with you and I really appreciate knowing you are back safe and sound! Til next time!

by Colleen

Wonderful that you are home now. I hope your pile of books is high. What a great opportunity for you to be able to read your way through that pile.

Enjoy your memories of the wonderful times you have had in New Zealand.

by Cathy Norrie

Welcome home, ladies! Great to hear that you had "relatively smooth" flights home and there were goodies in the fridge. Not too late to read the next book for book club either, Linda. Apparently Alice and Diane are arranging for us to meet via Zoom. My questions and info for the book should have appeared on your email a couple of days ago. Never give up the ship! as they say...


by Diane Wilson

We had a wonderful holiday thanks to Linda and her awesome research and planning. Shes the best travel partner ever. Shes always on the lookout for another adventure. This time we did a lot of train travel which was lots of fun. And she's always up for ice cream or chocolate so who could ask for more. Thanks Linda.

by Avid

Aww, thanks Avis. It was a great trip and we had a lot of good laughs. You are a super travelling partner and always up for whatever .....Can't wait to start planning the next adventure..Don't forget to cough into your oboe!!

by linfays

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