I'm posting from the 'free internet' computers in the Aukland airport while waiting for our connecting flight to Queenstown. It's cold and rainy here, but I'm hoping it will be nicer on the South Island (which will actually be colder. weird to think about). Our 14 HOUR flight from LA to New Zealand landed about an hour and a half ago. It was horrible. I was seated right in front of a sick baby. When it wasn't screaming and kicking the back of my seat, it was coughing like the kid from the PSA about whopping cough (the one with the mom? You know?). I don't understand why people bring their babies on 14 hour plane rides. They should have rules against that kind of thing. I ended up getting enough sleep somehow and I don't feel too jetlagged. It's about 11 am here (Friday June TENTH!) so I guess we'll have to see how I feel in a few hours. They just called for our flight to start boarding and...a young lady with a baby just got into line. Fantastic.