Today I’m starting my adventure to New Zealand. I’m going to visit family primarily, and to see as many plants as possible. I think many will be familiar because we share similar climates, but there will be a whole new world to discover. I’ve been stuck in Seattle for a long time, not having traveled far, so I’m really looking forward to this trip. My first leg is a short flight to Vancouver, BC, then the lovely 14 hours to Auckland followed by another quick flight to Wellington, my final destination. I’ll be posting pictures along the way. Since I’m going to the land of Lord of the Rings, I thought I’d bring along an old friend. Falaroy the elf, plant explorer.