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Yes it is very colorful here... it is summer time and the sun is super bright.
We are still in the process of settling in.  We have found a house to rent but it is not available until March 7th.
Currently we are in temporary housing in an extended-stay type hotel.  Basically a room with a kitchen and bathroom.
It is okay but we really want to get into a place where we can streatch out.

Here is a link to google maps to get an idea of where we will be:
http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=26+fortification+rd+wellington+new+zealand&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&split=0&gl=nz&ei=ytakSZawFJWukAWA0-i6BQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=title

There is even a "street view" to get somewhat of a peak at the view we will have:
http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=26+fortification+rd+wellington+new+zealand&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&split=0&gl=nz&ei=ytakSZawFJWukAWA0-i6BQ&ll=-41.299823,174.830149&spn=0.001469,0.002835&t=h&z=19&iwloc=addr&layer=c&cbll=-41.29974,174.830207&panoid=Y4ZVjB2FJxPg9f88knjfGg&cbp=12,105.62495921292461,,1,-0.6622516556291436

We will be ready for visitors anytime after March 07.  We have plenty of space at our place.  A couple extra bedrooms.  Most of the house comes furnished.  One of the bedrooms is not... but we can take care of that.  We can put you up when you come over!

Everyone tells us to enjoy the current weather.  I sounds like the winter here (June, July, August) is pretty brutal, high winds and sideways rain.  I think Mom and Dad are planning to come in Sept or Oct. 

Work is coming along.  They have been taking it easy on us this first month as they know we are dealing with a lot of personal stuff to get acclamaited.
We have our NZ bank accounts
Figured out how to pay our US student loans... the conversion sucks.
I have my NZ mobile phone: 64 021 629 909
We have a leased car.

So far the culture has been very easy to settle into.
Everyone speak english... sort of.  British english I guess: colour, centre, that sort of thing.

The weather has been great.. sailing is a big thing down here and we have had plenty of opportunities to enjoy the boats.
The food is great, comprable to the cuisine of San Francisco.  Lots of Indian and French food.  Very little Mexican.... almost none.

This weekend Regina is taking me on a kayaking trip down on the south island for my birthday!
Can't wait!  We will take pictures.

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