Well lets try this again - I can't even count the number of times I've tried to make this entry but blogger has just spazzed out at me and refused to publish!
Anyways after a few days spend in Hamilton we headed over to Rich's family in Tauranga - the "bus" (actually it was closer to a van) was way packed so it felt like a really long trip.
But it was good once we got there and fun to catch up with Rich's family again.
We had a bit of an early Christmas whilst we were there which was fun - we were able to catch up with nearly all of Rich's family and had lots of yummy food and got lots of really cool presents (most of which are still with Rich's Mum & Dad due to the fact they were too big to take on the rest of our adventures).
After some time with Rich's parents it was time to move onto our next adventure...Mokau!