In true Marlene and J form, since this post published, our New Zealand plans have changed. Apparently once J got cracking on the plans 2.5 years wasn't enough to save up what money we needed-it was more like 25 years! That trip has been shelved for another 5 years. Instead, he is now going to hunt out west and then meet me in Napa! Same trip, a little more local, and definitely less money! Whew-glad to cross one item off of the wants list!