OK! New Zealand rocks so completely I can't even say.
We got a cab to Guadalajara airport, caught our flight to LAX, had a nice lunch at the airport where we were once again reminded what complete pits NY's airports are. C'mon guys, get it together. Got our fight to NZ, where I upgraded (against the wifeypoo's wishes) to a "Sky couch". That means you buy the 3rd seat and the foot rests extend to make a bed of sorts. It was suboptimal to be sure. Still not sure it was worth it. Judge for yourself:
Sky City Grand I was overjoyed to see it was everything you could want in a 5 star hotel. And we were all the more grateful for this after 4 nights in a less than stellar hotel in Guadalajara, Best of all it was free for three days, thanks to Expedia and twitter, from whom I won the gift certificate we used.
We hot tubbed, swam in the pool, walked to the water front and had lunch at Crew Club, which was delightful, to use the phrase of the day. Then we had a great dinner at the Italian place here, Gusto, and went up in the SkyTower which was super cool and scary and vertigo inducing.
Today was business. We took a cab to the local wash & fold with our laundry, dropped it off, had breakfast, got haircuts, and hiked up Mount Eden. New haircuts:
Here's a little video from the top:
Anyway now we have our laundry and are back at the hotel so it's time to look for some lunch.