Friday, April 16, 2004
Traveling back home.

imgp1814 imgp1815 imgp1817 imgp1818 imgp1820
Dawn (somewhere behind the skyscrapers) outside our hotel window. Philip finds his "happy place" as we wait for the airport shuttle in the hotel lobby. No doubt he'll look back fondly on the seats in this spacious lobby as he spends the next 15 hours in Qantas economy. Philip totes his bag of aboriginal pet rocks back to the gate. Last chance for adding weight to his bag! Icons of Queensland (including a Superbee!), but where's a pineapple? Thus far, my only experience with New Zealand is this stopover in Auckland (for additional into-USA-flight security screenings). As a tip for any future airport designers out there, DON'T put restrooms on the other side of the security checkpoint from the gate seating--you're just asking for irate passengers and long lines!