We were to fly out of Christchurch at 8:30 pm, so we had all day to kill in town without bikes. After putting on clean clothes (I had not washed my blue t-shirt and travel pants that you see in all the pictures for the entire trip!), we sorted and repacked our enormous piles of dirty smelly gear,
Then we ventured out for a very tasty cup of Joe and breakfast.
Next, we tried to contact Justin and Debbie again but we were not able to make our Skype work, so we just did some low key tourist stuff and souvenir shopping. We strolled around the large and impressive botanical gardens where some of the trees are over 150 years old.
There was a band playing bad covers of pop songs
I loved the living bath mat.
I also thought these topiaries were cute.
We Made our way to the airport and boarded the flight to Auckland at 8:30 pm on February 19. From Auckland, it was a 12 hour flight to Los Angles where we landed at 2:00 pm on February 19 to repeat Day 12 on American soil.
At LAX we had a 5 hour wait for our free flight on SWA. So what do you do with 5 hours to kill and when you haven't had a real hamburger for a long time? Go to In-n-Out Burger, of course!