Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Visiting Christchurch #1 -- Post 409 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting old (and sometimes new) family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here are some of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Leland photograph collection:

In March 2010, we visited Australia, New Zealand and Fiji on a three week Grand Circle Travel Tour to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, and I took some photographs with my trusty digital camera.

1)  We flew to Christchurch, New Zealand on our 40th anniversary, Sunday March 21st, and on our way into town we stopped at the International Antarctic Centre for about an hour:

2)  On Monday, we met up with our friend, Stephanie and her toddler son.  She took us to the heritage museum and a ride about Christchurch on a tram.  Here is the entrance to the heritage museum:

3)  Christchurch has a gondola ride to the south  of the city that goes to the top of a mountain with a view of an ocean inlet on one side and a view of the city on the other.  Here is Linda with the view of the ocean inlet:

4)  And the view back towards Christchurch:

We also visited Stephanie's home and got to play and watch her little boy.  

The massive earthquake hit Christchurch in September 2010, and Stephanie's home, and many others, were damaged.  They lived not far from the epicenter.  She and her family moved to San Diego in 2012 due to the problems in Christchurch.

More on our New Zealand visit in coming weeks.

Unfortunately, I've lost the memories of all the details of this vacation - I know what we saw but can't remember what we were told.  Fortunately, I found my Facebook photo albums from our 2010 vacation with pictures and some captions so all is not lost.  I found that I posted very few photos from this vacation on Genea-Musings.  


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