Marius is here

Marius got in Saturday (Jan 9) morning. We got him to the beach so that he could not stand out as a pale, white Norwegian too much when everyone here is summer tanned. We went to Father Ted's with our friends Becca, Frank and Mike. When we got there the owner was walking around to get everyone's requests to sing karaoke. We sang "Don't Stop Believin'," "Sweet Caroline," "Santeria;" and then all of a sudden the Star Spangled Banner came on and the owner rushed over with the microphone to us wanting us to sing it. Towards the end of the song a drunk guy came over and screamed the remaining verses. I laughed so hard that I was crying (that is the other picture)! Today we are heading out to Coromandel Peninsula and Taranaki for some camping, hiking and snorkeling. Should be a nice retreat from the noises of Auckland City.

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