Let's Take a Walk.

We only had a day in Wanaka so we used it to the fullest. After our hike, we ran to our CUTEST LITTLE HOTEL and unpacked things. Then we took a walk around Lake Wanaka. My goodness it was lovely. Can you tell?


Hiking in WANAKA.

Our first afternoon in Wanaka, we didn't know what to do except that we wanted to do a hike. So we stopped by the Dept of Conservation and they gave us a map and pointed out a hike. And off we went! It was a beautiful day, and we found ourselves taking off our jackets and sweating a little bit (in NZ winter weather!). The views were worth the steep hike.

Good talks, good views, good people. :)


A morning in Wanaka.

When we drove into Wanaka, we found a seemingly sleepy, little town. While small, it's definitely not sleepy. People were at the lake laying on the beach, eating at the lake-side restaurants, hiking. Whit and I parked near the lake and while we were grabbing our things, a man walked up to our car and pointed out our flat tire. We hadn't even noticed anything wrong with the tire, but it was indeed flat. He refused to not help us and got to work on changing our tire. Luckily our rental car had a spare tire. Our Spanish friend saved our day, and he found us later to take a photo with him.

Then we made our way to lunch. We found a waterfront restaurant and ordered burgers and fries. Oh do I miss New Zealand fries. And their tomato-shaped ketchup bottles.

Is that lake not the most lovely thing?


A week in the life of an unemployed person.

You know... new clothes, dates, banana bread, and dog parks.

Casual outings...