We drove back to Auckland before our flight home. We had the afternoon so we tried one more burger place downtown… again eh. We decided the ultimate problem was that most places overcooked the burger in our opinion. The meat itself was delicious though.
We had time to check out a couple sites in Auckland so after walking downtown we headed to Mount Eden. This is a public park with a large crater in the center that was created by a volcano. It also has a fantastic view of Auckland.
We were just hanging out relaxing and getting ready to pack up and head to the airport. We were also cleaning up a little and that’s when it happened.
Mike had nearly lost his wedding ring a couple times on this trip, but after 3 months and losing about 20 pounds, he finally lost it. He was wiping crumbs off the seat of the camper when whoosh! out the open back door it sailed… into the famous crater park! He looked diligently for some time, but nothing.
We had to give up and head to the airport. Here he is right before the incident.
The bright side is that the ring was only $40, so we will replace it when we get home.
It has been a once in a lifetime trip and we have had a grand adventure everywhere we went. Thank you all for your love and financial support to help make this possible for us! If you ever want advice or suggestions we are more than happy to help with any experiences we have had during this time. We look forward to coming “home” and seeing you soon!
All good things must come to an end.