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Tales from the Rugby World Cup

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NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 | Views [480]

Good question. We're recently retired school teachers who spent the last 3 years at a small school in Honduras planning this trip to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Four years ago we took a rare break in our 35 year careers in education to spend a month in France following the 2007 World Cup. Weeks before South Africa lifted the Web Ellis Cup in Paris we had decided to be in New Zealand when the All Blacks kick-off against Tonga on Sept. 9th, 2011, and to stay there until the cup is once again lifted by a triumphant nation in Auckland on Oct. 23rd.

Attached is our itinerary:

New Zealand 2011

Sat 03 Sept              Leave LOS ANGELES 22:10

Mon 05 Sept            Arrive AUCKLAND 16:30, night  at Kiwi Intl                                       Airport Hotel

Tues 06 Sept            Pick up camper                                 

                                drive towards WELLINGTON stopping en route                                  nothing booked

Wed 07 Sept

Thurs 08 Sept

Fri 09 Sept

Sat 10 Sept

Sun 11 Sept              WELLINGTON Hutt Top 10 Holiday Park

                                South Africa v Wales

Mon 12 Sept             Leave WELLINGTON heading to NEW                                               PLYMOUTH, stop en route, nothing booked

Tues 13 Sept   

Wed 14 Sept

Thurs 15 Sept           NEW PLYMOUTH, nothing booked

                                USA v Russia no tickets (press pass)

Fri 16 Sept                Head back to WELLINGTON, stop on route,                                       nothing booked

Sat 17 Sept               WELLINGTON, nothing booked

                                South Africa v Fiji

Sun 18 Sept              NAPIER, nothing booked

                                France v Canada (press pass)

Mon 19 Sept             Explore NAPIER area, nothing booked

Tues 20 Sept

Wed 21 Sept

Thurs 22 Sept

Fri 23 Sept                WELLINGTON, nothing booked

                                Australia v USA (press pass)

Sat 24 Sept               En route to NEW PLYMOUTH, nothing booked

Sun 25 Sept              NEW PLYMOUTH, nothing booked

Mon 26 Sept             NEW PLYMOUTH, nothing booked

                                Wales v Namibia

Tues 27 Sept            En route to NORTH PALMERSTON, nothing                                       booked

Wed 28 Sept             NORTH PALMERSTON, nothing booked

                                Georgia v Romania no tickets (press pass)

Thurs 29 Sept          Head back to WELLINGTON possible stop in                                      MASTERTON area, nothing booked   

Fri 30 Sept

Sat 01 Oct               WELLINGTON Hutt Top 10 Holiday Park

                                France v Tonga

Sun 02 Oct               WELLINGTON Hutt Top 10 Holiday Park

                                New Zealand v Canada

Mon 03 Oct             Exploring, no plans wait to see what we feel like

Tues 04 Oct

Wed 05 Oct

Thurs 06 Oct

Fri 07 Oct

Sat 08 Oct               WELLINGTON Hutt Top 10 Holiday Park

                                Quarter Finals

Sun 09 Oct               WELLINGTON Hutt Top 10 Holiday Park

                                Quarter Finals

Mon 10 Oct             Head to Auckland stopping on route at Taupo -                                   Rotorua and possibly north of Auckland, nothing                                         booked

Tues 11 Oct

Wed 12 Oct

Thurs 13 Oct

Fri 14 Oct

Sat 15 Oct                Semi Finals – Auckland. We  have tickets.

Sun 16 Oct               Semi Finals – Explore north of Auckland.

Mon 17 Oct

Tues 18 Oct             Return camper AUCKLAND

                                AUCKLAND Bamber House

Wed 19 Oct              AUCKLAND Bamber House       

Thur 20 Oct             AUCKLAND Bamber House

Fri 21 Oct                         AUCKLAND Bamber House

                                Bronze Final (we have tickets)

Sat 22 Oct               AUCKLAND Bamber House

Sun 23 Oct               AUCKLAND Bamber House


Mon 24 Oct              AUCKLAND Bamber House

Tues 25 Oct             Head to SOUTH ISLAND

Sat 5 Nov                 Return to AUCKLAND

Mon 7 Nov               Leave AUCKLAND 7:00


By the end of the trip we hope to have a better view of who we are.

Goals of this travel blog:

1. Keep a record of the journey for ourselves.

2. Share our adventure with friends and family.

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