So after my early morning wake up on my last Hawaii day and my late flight leaving around midnight, I was quite tired and managed to sleep for the majority of my 9hr and change flight. Not sleep comfortably, mind you, but aleep nontheless.
I landed around 7am and hopped the SkyBus to Base in Auckland. Why I stayed at Base again - I'm not sure. I won't do it again. I spent my morning hanging out in the lounge surfing the internet to find a car to buy. By 12:30 I had found one, seen and driven it and given the owner a deposit with plans to pick it up the next day. Went back home and checked into my room then tried to sta awake until a reasonable hour.
Next day the car owner and his gf picked me up and took me to get the car. We almost got in a car accident on the way. It kind of made me nervous about having to drive in the city but it was super quiet on the streets for a Saturday. Got the car and headed back to Base and tried all day to resist the urge to head for Paihia.
Had the craziest roommate there ever. French guy from Quebec who didn't know where PEI even was. Kept calling it Prince Albert Island. He had apparently just split with his wife so he had all his worldly possessions crammed into out little, windowless room. He smelled horrible. Drank a lot. And kept trying to sell me his stuff - CDs, baseball caps (strangely enough he had an Indians cap) and apparently his ex's stuff (purses etc.)
I was super glad to be getting out of Auckland.