Bullswool Farm Park PT 2

I have to say going here was one of the most fun things I've done so far in New Zealand. I got to pet the biggest deer I've ever seen. We met alpacas, horses (even miniature ones!), sheep, cows, goats, chickens, pheasants, and more. It was so charming- I loved it!

This little guy got his head stuck in the fence, and I had to awkwardly wrestle him out! It was stressful for a minute, but then he continued to nose around like nothing had happened. Ha!


Bullswool Farm Park [Last Day in Coromandel]

On our third and last day in the Coromandel Peninsula, we found a farm park. We were a bit skeptical because while we enjoy animals, we were worried it might be aimed towards little kids. It was, in fact, but it was awesome anyways. Bullswool Farm Park is situated in the mountains and the views are awesome. Farm animals and amazing views? You can't beat it.

We were free to wander around the park with food for the animals. No big fences, no crowds, just you and the animals.

I was really afraid to feed the alpaca, but I did it, and we even got it on video. Ha!


First Week of July.

You can see how far behind I am that I'm posting photos from around the beginning of July at the end of July. This is what you would call a busy life. :) In the first week of July, we edited the 2nd short film that our class produced. We spent the 4th of July in the editing studio, and then ended it by watching Down With Love in bed. It was quiet, but it was nice. Not much patriotism for the USA in Auckland. Ha!

On the 5th of July, Brenda and I took a bus out to Ponsonby. I love that area of Auckland- so many cool restaurants and boutiques to check out. We went to Ponsonby Central, which has a bunch of restaurants all connected with some shops interspersed. It's really cute! Brenda and I got some meat pies- mine was chicken and almost like a chicken pot pie! I was impressed. And the fries were a-ma-zing. Really hot & fresh & delicious! I'm hoping I can make it back there just for that reason. After lunch we walked down Ponsonby Rd. and stopped in some shops. Brenda got a hat and I got a little purse! Success!

At some point in June, Nithya and Kelly introduced Brenda and I to Sal's Pizza. I have become very obsessed. That photo was our first Sal's experience. Life changed!

Auckland's style is very different from Houston's, I've found. I am not buying too many things here due to the crazy prices of living on an island, but I have picked up one or two things that make me a little bit more new zealander than american. ;)


Shakespeare Cliff

After our kayaking venture, and eating the most delicious pizza at a random winery, we followed a local's directions to Shakespeare Cliff. This was the most perfect end to our 2nd day in the Coromandel. We were able to drive up to the top without having to hike. Our bodies were exhausted from kayaking all morning, so this was easy and lovely. We walked about a minute from the car park up a small trail and found the most amazing view. Mountains and ocean and the clouds. Gorgeous.