Hobbiton

I have been flying for almost 3 years, and have had at least 10 layovers in Auckland. I just can’t believe it took me this long to take the 2 hour drive and visit Hobbiton, the little town used in the Lord of the Rings film and also The Hobbit.

It was the cutest.

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They took us all in a huge tour bus with “Hobbiton” on the side, and drove us onto this man’s private farm. It is 1,200 acres with 11,000 lamb and sheep. I can’t believe Peter Jackson found the perfect 14 acres used in the movie, hidden in so much land!

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The Baggins (Frodo and Bilbo) hobbit home!  (above)

prettiest hobbit home in Hobbiton. (below)

And after a cold ale at The Green Dragon Inn, we called it a good hobbit day.

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New places

Another ✔️ off the list of places I haven’t been to yet.

Nairobi, Kenya

I feel like having this layover, and getting a taste of the safari, was just mean. I want to come back and do the full safari now! I mean, I want to see a lion kill something. Or have a rhino charge our vehicle.

A couple of hours in a National Park just isn’t the same.

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We saw hippos, and giraffes, lions, zebras, all sorts of antelope, water buffalos.

Zebras are the cutest.

Midnight Hunger….games

Everyone’s favorite book series right now…The Hunger Games.

I read the 1st book in a day.

A month went by, with me on the library waiting list for books #2 and #3. But I was still #101 on the list, and I am not that patient.

So I went out and bought the next two books.

And read those in the next two days.

I don’t want to ruin the books for anyone else who hasnt read them…but I was a little bit depressed after finishing the last book. And thats all I’m going to say.

But anyways, why I am making a post out of “The Hunger Games” series, is because I called in to a radio station, and answered a question. The result? I won tickets to go see the midnight showing on the 23rd!

Yay!

So I will be in a theater. At midnight. With a bunch of Peeta/Gale/Katniss fans.

It will be interesting.

PS I was rooting for Peeta. (In case you were wondering.)