So, the big day has arrived. We are about to head out to IAH for our flight to Auckland NZ through San Francisco. Olivia slept in late which hopefully will help the 20-something hour travel time we are about to endure. We will blog as much as we can on the trip and post when we have access to the internet. Our first week of the trip will be spent exploring the northern island of New Zealand. Thereafter, we will board a cruise ship that will be our home for 4 weeks taking us down south around the south island of New Zealand over to Tasmania, up Australia’s southern coast before crossing over to New Caledonia, Fiji, Vanuatu and then back through New Caledonia to Sydney Australia.