It's a beautiful day this morning and I am doing something I will only get to do once on this entire excursion: sleep in. Having accomplished skiing Mt. Ruapehu in New Zealand yesterday, we find ourselves a bit ahead of schedule. We are going to take a tourist drive north back to Auckland and stop at some caves in really well-preserved carbonate platforms, enjoy some local cuisine, and have fun driving the twisty and fast two-lane roads (or at least I will--Scott will possibly be terrified!). We then board a brief Emirates flight consisting oof a 3 hour flight to Sidney, a two hour layover on the plane, and a 12+ hour flight to Dubai. At least it is on the new giant Airbus A380, which means we can jog laps down the aisles and staircases to keep in shape!