Today I hiked the most amazing sub-alpine terrain with beautiful sunny skies, crossed waterfalls and flowing rivers, ran up a peak to eat lunch in the pouring rain staring over a valley, hiked up snow and ice covered volcanic rocks, and took a nice sand dune walk along the beach. New Zealand – you have my heart.

I am starting the long journey back today. Sad to leave this place but excited to be back home with Hubby. Please pray for safe travel and a fun day in Nairobi tomorrow.

I woke up feeling under the weather this morning. As much as I hate being sick, being sick while traveling is even worse. Please pray for quick healing and that this is nothing more than some minor sniffles.

Today Stefanie completed the USMLE Step 2 CK, her last exam of medical school. Tonight we’re off to Long Island to celebrate with cocktails and lobsters!