Happy Mother's Day
05.08.2010 60 °F
The Gods have smiled upon me - my backpack arrived at my hostel just a few hours after me. I was informed about its imminent arrival via email and with that stress calmed I quickly organized myself to head out into the city of Auckland. With my mood considerably lifted, it was only fitting that I stumble upon some charming things in town. The first of which being the fountain in front of Auckland's Art Gallery which someone had playfully filled with bubble bath - it was overflowing, but looked fitting with the colorful mural as its backdrop.
Wiping off some bubbles from my feet, I ventured onwards to go about my first day errands (not always fun, but must be done regardless). Whilst hopping back and forth between shops comparing the prices of adapters, I saw a lovely homage to mothers on their day of all days. Quickly noting an opportunity to give my mum something special even when we are far apart, I scoured the windows for a blank post-it but twas an exercise in futility. The only available slots left were solely reachable if I were to be upon a tall fellow's broad shoulders (as I saw a few other ladies do). Fortunately my desperation was noticed by a charming little girl and her mother. They had purchased their own pack of post-it notes and she encouraged her daughter to share one with me. I was very pleasantly surprised when this adorable tot handed me a few sheets. It was a small but noble gesture and even though we did not speak the same language, I hope they understood how grateful I was.
Back at the hostel I met a couple of my roommates and have suggested the idea of renting a car for tomorrow to explore the natural wonders that lie outside the borders of the city. So we'll see what adventures tomorrow shall hold...