We gave Mike the best present ever - we surprised him yesterday with the news that we were heading up to New Melones - staying the night, and then today spending all day, Fathers Day, on the lake wakeboarding, swimming and generally having a blast!
It is the first time we have been up there boating for nearly 2 years - as all of last year was a wash with his bicep repair.
We had everything ready including lots of homemade yummies to eat on the boat - and taking him to the movies up in Angels Camp (or Sonora) tonight.
here in New Zealand - last day of 2011. I will not be sorry to see the back of this year - there have been highs but the last quarter of it definitely had too many lows for my liking.
It is our second to last day here in Christchurch :-( - we fly up to Auckland tomorrow and then have a couple of days with friends before flying back to the USA.
We have had a wonderful time here - it never seems long enough though! Lots of fun day trips, meals out, and visits to favourite shops and haunts. We even caught up for breakfast with an old workmate of Mike's who now lives in Australia and who was home with his parents here in Christchurch for Christmas.
The time always seems to fly past - and here we are at the end of our 10 days. The weather has been wonderful - I am brown as a berry! No doubt that will disappear after a few days back in winterland - UGH!
So here is 2012 - hopefully it is a bright and happy year for us all.