Sunday, July 12, 2009

Goal Achieved: Bach Picked

We've decided on the bach we're going to rent! It's a great two bedroom rental in the Oceanside Twin Towers at the base of Mt. Maunganui:

The Oceanside Twin Towers are the two white buildings in the center-left of the photo,

with Mt. Maunganui in the background

This rental will be our first vacation lodging in something other than a hotel chain. I am excited to have a full kitchen, and a washing machine/dryer will mean we can pack half of what we normally would!

There are two bedrooms, so Cowgirl can have her own bedroom and space, and Little Man will either bunk with us or join Cowgirl...not sure what his sleeping preferences will be in a year!

Everything in the apartment looks so well done...

So... Goal Achieved! We've nailed down our rental, for a price we're happy with, & can check that off the list.

On a side note, I almost dragged my family to NZ next week.

I was looking at air fare prices and next week the tickets for Premium Economy on Air New Zealand were about $3,000 total less than we had seen in the past for our 4 tickets.'s so hard to pass up a deal like that!

Luckily, Big Daddy filled me in on how airlines price tickets, and we are sure to find a good deal like that again.

And you will probably never, ever again hear me call a $2,000 airplane ticket a good deal. Call me a snob. I don't want to sit in Economy for a 12 hour flight overnight :)


  1. snob.
    Ha kidding! It is absolutely beautiful! I am soooo happy for you guys, really I am, because I see your dream unfolding, and there's nothing better than a well-thought out family dream that comes into focus in the right timing! God is good!!

  2. That's great about finding this place!