I went up to Auckland on Tuesday morning and flew back Wednesday night (free flights from Jetstar). I went to Skycity Fortuna Restaurant for a nice buffet lunch, Hectors in the Heritage Hotel for a great buffet breakfast, Firewood at Mission Bay for a good burger meal, Sylvia Park Mall for a wander (mostly same brand-shops that are in Wellington), walked half the length of scenic harbour-side Tamaki Drive (glad I hadnt brought my bathing suit because the water was murky), and took the ferry to Devonport for an explore. And I think I have finally worked out the correct trainers to wear with the correct inner-soles because I did a lot of walking in Auckland and my heel was only on low-level hurt.
Oh, and The sitcom queen struck again:
The waiter at 'Firewood' said to me, "Did you enjoy your burger?"
I felt that I had to explain to him why I'd left some of it. "I don't like to eat bottoms," I said.
"Who does?" he said, straight-faced.
"I really hate soggy bottoms," I added, completely oblivious, for the moment, to any other meaning.
"Me, too," he said.
What? Straight out of "Are you being Served?" or perhaps a Carry-On movie .... ?
Oh, J and I got in a fifth swim today (Thurs) for October. We're staying in the water much longer nowadays.