February 11th, 2015 - Queenstown, New Zealand - Day 178

Lea’s POV

I woke up to the sudden sound of my moms boots stomping down the hallway to my room, I knew what she was here for and I would say I was not very excited, like at all. Every kid, teen, or even adult will know what I am talking about, when you're in a really good dream and you get waken up by someone it is the most frustrating thing in the world. Anyways when she woke me up and I simply said “Yeah I will be out there in just a minute” right after I said that I fell back asleep. Three times I woke up, two times I fell asleep. It was 4:28 am by the time I was completely wake, 5:00 am was the departure time from the house, I hurried and got on my super cute outfit that I had bought yesterday, then I packed my bag and moved all the bags to the car. We all got into the car 15 mins earlier than our departure time , which proved very helpful when we got to the airport. On the drive to the airport my brother and I talked A LOT where my parents only spoke when they we figuring out the directions. When we got to the airport we had no clue where the terminal was so my brother and I volunteered to sprint around the airport to find the terminal. When we found the terminal  we saw the BIGGEST line I have ever seen, not only that but there was no certain line. Then we had to sprint back to the car, then we grabbed our bags and went to the terminal only to be greeted by the line. My dad was dropping of the car at the rental car place and then running back. We had tried to ask around to see where the line was exactly, our Idea was to have Peter stand in one line and then we stand in the other shorter line.  There were these people who didn't exactly know what line they were in, so every time we moved or the people moved in front of us my mom would shove the cart really close to the people in front of us so the people waiting couldn't cut us. She told me “I will be so mad if these people cut us, common Lea you got to be on it!!” When my dad arrived we had moved about 1 foot and Peter has moved about 10 people. This is when getting there early had proved to our advantage. We had to let a few people pass that had earlier flights, we finally decided to move to the line Peter was in, we were moving a lot faster after that. Because we hadn't eaten my brother and I went to get to muffins and an orange juice to share. We finally got out of the line and headed over to the security which was very easy. During our traveling experiences we have met many very nice security guards and people that work at the airport, but in this airport there was this one security guard, who in the early morning still had managed to say goodmorning to every single person who went through security, what made her different was she seemed like she actually meant it, which made a difference. We found a water fountain right next to our gate, I finally thought the plane gods was giving us a gift, then there was a line to get onto the plane which is completely normal because we were early so the gate had not  opened yet, so my brother and I went to go sit down on some couches while my parents played words with friends, then we found a dollar on the couch and decided to play a little arcade game. This was where I was starting to get freaked out because everything was easy and fun, and after our last miserable flight I was thinking that the plane gods wanted to pay us back. But I was wrong when we didn't win anything from the arcade and it was way past the time when our scheduled boarding time was. Then the announcer came on and told us that our plane would be delayed from 7:00 to 8:00 and It was already about 7:30 so it wouldn't be that long, then the person I was playing in words with friends was WHOOPING me it was like 34 to 135. We waited and waited and got more and more delayed. When we finally got on the plane we were expecting to take off soon but instead we took off what felt like 4 hours later. To add to that something was poking me in the back, someone was kicking the back of my chair, there was this INCREDIBLY smelly person sitting close to us AND if you wanted to have the food and drinks you would have to PAY! Our scheduled landing time in queenstown was  8:45 we got there at 10:00-10:30. We got our turquoise blue car ( which I loved because my favorite color was turquoise blue) and our apartment was only 6 mins away. The drive was amazingly gorgeous and when we got to our apartment it had such an amazing view. My brother and I immediately thought that the big upstairs bedroom was our parents so we rushed down stairs. I went in one room and peter went in the other. I had the veto so when I saw the first room I knew I would be using it here. Then Peter rushed into the room that I was in and told me to choose my veto now without seeing the other room. I knew something was us so I ran into the other room only to see the biggest bathroom ever. With like a jacuzzi bathtub a huge closet and a big bed. This was like a dream come true, I obviously started to chose that until peter had to yell “Hey guys check this out!!!”  they came down stairs and while mama said cool dada said “this isn't yours”  after that we had a lot of talking until they finally claimed the room mine. When they left I started FREAKING out, I wish it would have ended there. But then I heard “Lea! Don't start unpacking!” After more and more arguing they told me that they would be taking the room. So I walked up to my new room, disappointed.

 Peter, happy with his new room. 

Peter, happy with his new room. 

After we finished packing we decided it would probably be the best idea to go out for lunch. So we hopped back into the car and drove down to go eat lunch. The first one to spot it was dada then everyone nodded in agreement, at first I had no Idea what they were talking about but then I saw it. THEY HAD A STARBUCKS!!!! We found a parking place and went to a cool place called Joe’s Garage which for a while I had believed was built in an actual garage. It was very cute and the food was AMAZINGLY good, we were very hungry because our breakfast was only a few things. After that the boys went to the grocery store while my mom and I went to the doctors. I had to go to the doctors because there was wired dots on my chest, that wouldn't go away. Anyways we waited for the doctor and when we were finally called they took us away for two mins then sent us back to the waiting room when they finally called us back again they prescribed an anti-fungal cream ( which I made fun of) then we also asked how much melatonin was and it was 72$!!! We had a great evening and finished off the day by the last newsroom.

 Walking down Queenstown

Walking down Queenstown

            

 Playing charades when I accidentally wrote on myself. 

Playing charades when I accidentally wrote on myself. 


 Queenstown in the middle of the day.

Queenstown in the middle of the day.

 Queenstown at night. 

Queenstown at night.