Meg and I arrived in Auckland on April 11. The overnight flight was easy as usual. We took a self portrait shot, enjoyed coffee/tea and a muffin at the domestic terminal before we flew to Whakatane. Teresa, Sebastian, and Emma met us. Impressively, they immediately picked up our luggage and carried it the car–and to the house when we arrived. Then Sebastian opened his birthday present–a radio controlled helicopter. He is well on his way to mastering its flight maneuvers. We have enjoyed the beach and surf. And the weather has provided some beautiful scenes and colors. So, many good days with family lie ahead is this great country!