Hi Everyone. Sorry it has been sooooooo long since we were last in contact. We have come to the end of our trip now but we will bore you for a bit with the last bit of our trip. Have got loads of photos to show you. We spent our last few weeks in New Zealand rushing around everywhere as we hadn't left enough time to do it all. We saw some great things but we much prefer the south island to the North. We drove right to the tip of the north island where you can see the two seas meet. We also had a great couple of days staying with some friends in Hamilton. It was so nice to have a few home comforts around us and we even got a roast dinner Yummmmmmm. We explored Aucland for a few days but didn't really like it.
We flew to Fiji from Auckland. Only a four hour flight so not too bad. We had one week in Fiji before Margaret and Robbie Joined us (Liam's Parents). We decided to go to an island for five days as we would be on the main island with mags and robbie for the next two weeks. We chose Robinson Crusoe Island. We had an amazing time on there and met some great people. We swam, snorkled. went fishing, made jewellry from coconuts that the staff got from the trees for you. Got some great pictures, it was paradise. Margaret and Robbie arrived and we had luxury for the next two weeks. We were staying in a four star hotel which is amazing when you have been living in backpackers and camper vans for the past 10 months. We just chilled out which was just what we wanted to do. We felt a bit exhausted after rushing about in New Zealand, we were happy to do nothing for a few weeks. We have some great food and loads of sun.
We flew from Fiji to LA to meet my parents. We hired a camper van for two weeks and drove from LA up the inland road to San Francisco. Along the way we stopped at Las Vegas, The Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Lake Tahoe. That was really cool and we had a lovely time with them, including a chopper ride over the grand canyon.
Mum and dad then flew out from San Francisco, so we hired a car and set off down the coast road back towards LA, going through Santa Cruz, moterey and Santa Barbara. When we got to LA we went to Disneyland then we stayed in Hollywood for a couple of days and went to universal studios, both of which were really good, although the ques were horible.
From there we flew over to New York for our last week of the trip. We booked into what we though was going to be a nice hotel as we paid £550 for a week and it was right next to Time Square. The location was good, thats about all the good things you could say about it! The first night we got eaten by what we think was fleas and we had our own pet cockroach!! Needless to say we changed rooms, which was marginally better (no holes in the linen and a shower head!). Anyway as a place to visit New York is awesome and we will definatley go back there, when we've got more money to get a bit better hotel.
So thats that, a yaer has passed and now we're both back home, pennyless and living with my mum and dad again. Best go and start looking for some jobs now. Keep checking for the new photos.
Talk to you all soon
Love Carey and Liam xx