Wordless Wednesday: Where I Want To Be

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Right now, this is where I want to be

(Photo taken in August 2010 on our first family vacation)

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  • August 31, 2011 Stasha

    I can see why!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Looking at that picture calms me for some reason. Must be all the blue. πŸ™‚

  • August 31, 2011 Ann

    Looks stunning! Does a picnic come with it? If not, let me know, so I can pack one for both of us!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Pack a picnic Ann!

      • August 31, 2011 Ann

        Super! I just made these amazing smoked turkey pitas with cranberry sauce… and some macaroons!
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  • August 31, 2011 Amanda

    Wow, that would totally be worth the million-hour plane ride from Vancouver – count me in!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Believe me, it is worth it πŸ™‚

  • August 31, 2011 Kiddothings

    That is just beautiful. New Zealand is a place I have yet to visit and I MUST visit one day. Is that where you’ll be staying next time when you move there?
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      You must go, it’s gorgeous! No, we plan to move to Queenstown, South Island πŸ™‚

  • August 31, 2011 Kimberly

    Wow. I want to be there too! That’s gorgeous!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Pack your bags, let’s go!

  • August 31, 2011 Ilana

    Is that in the South Island? I’ve been there a couple of times- not to Lake Taupo but to Queenstown. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      It’s in the North Island. We plan to visit Queenstown next year, as it’s where we plan to move to in a few years. YAY!!! (from the pictures, it IS the most beautiful place on earth)

      • September 1, 2011 Simone

        Ahhh Queenstown is GORGEOUS. Tuly breathtaking. But far far away from where I live *sniff*
        however… make sure you come Via Auckland. My town.
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        • September 1, 2011 Alison

          Simone, I would LOVE to visit you!! We went to Auckland first, on our trip, and drove to all our various stops. Beautiful drives!

  • August 31, 2011 Janice

    What a beautiful place! I wish I could be there too…
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      New Zealand is absolutely gorgeous. Make plans to go someday!

  • August 31, 2011 Catheryn

    Heaven on earth! πŸ™‚

    Beautiful!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      It was beautiful πŸ™‚

  • August 31, 2011 Elena

    Oh my gosh, I crave visiting New Zealand. Now when I go, I’ll know who to ask about things to do. πŸ˜‰
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      I will be happy to answer any questions! πŸ™‚

    • September 1, 2011 Simone

      And me. You can ask me too… cos I’m FROM New ZEaland. In fact I am THERE right now… so come over and I’ll point you out where to go!
      x
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      • September 1, 2011 Alison

        Haha, yes, you would be the perfect person to ask actually πŸ™‚

  • August 31, 2011 RoryBore

    My dream vacation! Hubby would go visit all the Lord of The Rings sites…and I’d just tag along because it is so unbelieveably beautiful.
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      One can never feel bored in New Zealand. And everywhere you turn, it’s just gorgeous landscape after gorgeous landscape.

  • August 31, 2011 KLZ

    I’d like to be there too!

    Well, anywhere but at my desk, really.
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Alright, let’s go!

  • August 31, 2011 Jenny

    Hi Alison!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier and glad you enjoyed my gross WW pic! πŸ˜›

    I love your WW shot! Beautiful & breathtaking!!!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Hi Jenny and thank you!

  • August 31, 2011 Barbara

    Look at those mountains! That place looks gorgeous. I might have to add it to my list of places to go!
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      It was truly beautiful. Do add New Zealand, it’s worth the long flight!

  • August 31, 2011 Kim

    I loved New Zealand! We went there for our honeymoon. I never realized they had so many sheep; they’re all over the south island! This is a beautiful photo. I wouldn’t mind being there with you, too. A great location for a blog conference πŸ™‚
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Funnily, we saw more cattle than sheep over at the North Island. South Island is our next destination! Yes, it is a great place for a blog conference. Though I think it’d have to be held outdoors πŸ™‚

    • September 1, 2011 Simone

      YES!!! Now that is a great idea! And kiwi bloggers are lots of fun – VERY nice people (if I do say so myself!)
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      • September 1, 2011 Alison

        I get the sense that you girls are awesome, you get together a lot, right? #jealous

  • August 31, 2011 Jamie

    An amazing photo. My step-father is from New Zealand and we are always trying to get him to take us there to visit his home.
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    • August 31, 2011 Alison

      Oh you must! He must!

  • August 31, 2011 Natalie

    What a gorgeous pic! My husband has always wanted to go to New Zealand…hopefully one day we will!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It is totally worth the long plane ride πŸ™‚

  • September 1, 2011 Bits of Bee

    Looks so inviting! That actually looks alot like the views we have here in Vancouver!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      You’re very lucky to get such views!

  • September 1, 2011 Jenni Chiu

    OMG- this is where I want to be too! I could give birth in front of this water and be perfectly fine with it.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      I know, right? You probably won’t feel the pain, the scenery is so calming.

  • September 1, 2011 Sweaty

    WOW, I could definitely get used to THAT! So serene…
    I’ve never been to New Zealand, but all my friends who had told me it is beyond beautiful! From your picture I could see why. It’s a piece of heaven on earth!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      I’ve been to a fair few places and I can safely say, New Zealand is by far the most beautiful.

  • September 1, 2011 Laura

    Count me in on that trip.

    Seriously? What the heck is a family vacation? I remember those once, but I can’t seem to convince my husband that our little family needs to go on one.

    Note: I VERY MUCH need a vacation!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      I think you totally deserve to go for one!!

  • September 1, 2011 Carri

    Gorgeous!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Oh it is, it is.

  • September 1, 2011 Jen {at} take2mommy

    Wow. Breathtaking! Thank you for momentarily transporting me to such a beautiful place. I could never survive a plane trip there with my kids. Never.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It was a 11-hour direct flight and our son was 7 months old then. It was pretty much hell there and back. Fortunately it was worth it πŸ˜‰

  • September 1, 2011 Christi

    Oh my, that is so beautiful! I didn’t know you were planning to move there – definitely a place on my short list for travel!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      The plan is to move there before the boy goes to school, so hopefully in a couple of years!

      • September 1, 2011 Simone

        REALLY???? wow!!! lets stay in touch for sure! I can totally help you settle in if you come live in my neck of the woods!
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        • September 1, 2011 Alison

          Even if we don’t live in the same town, we can always be in touch πŸ™‚

  • September 1, 2011 jeands

    Wow, pretty picture. What a great shot. I hope to travel to New Zealand one day too.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Thank you. I hope you do make it there some day.

  • September 1, 2011 Robin

    Stunning photo! I’d love to be there too! I love Taupo- I went skydiving there. New Zealand is so beautiful.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      We’d have such fun there together!!

  • September 1, 2011 Leigh Ann

    It looks so serene! I think I’m just going to leave that page up all day.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Heh, I hope you did πŸ™‚

  • September 1, 2011 The Mommy Therapy

    I was sort of thinking my clean house looked pretty good, but well…amazing.

    I made it to Australia, but didn’t get over to New Zealand. This picture definitely makes me want too! Thanks for sharing!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It is truly a stunning place.

  • September 1, 2011 Runnermom-jen

    Gorgeous, Alison!! I think I need to visit there.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      You absolutely must!

  • Wow! I’d love to escape to New Zealand too! What time are you picking me up? πŸ˜‰
    Love your “stalking is encouraged” sidebar header. Too cute!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Pack your bags now!! (and thank you)

  • September 1, 2011 Jessica

    Oh my gosh, gorgeous!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It is absolutely!

  • September 1, 2011 Asianmommy

    So beautiful! Too bad it takes so long to get there.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Yes it does, but totally worth the plane ride!

  • September 1, 2011 Jessica

    I’ll join you there.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      OK, I’ll check for places that make awesome martinis.

  • September 1, 2011 liz

    Wow, water AND snowcapped mountains. All in one shot!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It’s awesome, isn’t it?

  • September 1, 2011 Julie

    That looks COLD. My dad says NZ is the most beautiful place he’s ever been. I almost went one summer to meet him there but met my husband instead.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It was slightly chilly, but perfect for us who live in tropical weather year round! And hey, meeting your husband sounds like a better deal than NZ πŸ™‚

  • September 1, 2011 My Inner Chick

    —Loooooovely, Mama Alison,
    See you there πŸ™‚ xx
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      We’d have so much fun!

  • September 1, 2011 JamieAnne

    That is so beautiful!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      It is gorgeous. I loved it there.

  • September 1, 2011 Hopes

    That is a STUNNING shot! Beautiful!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Thank you, I think my husband might have taken that shot πŸ™‚

  • September 1, 2011 Rach (DonutsMama)

    That looks amazing. Wow.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      That was our view from where we were staying. It was the most amazing thing to wake up to.

  • September 1, 2011 Simone

    Awww cool!!!!
    If you ever come back here (yes NEW ZEALAND. WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW) you must let me know so we can meet up.
    I can introduce you to all my kiwi bloggy freinds and show you a good time!!
    xx
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      We do plan to go check out Queenstown, as that’s where we plan to move to some day soon. We spent 2 weeks in the North Island last year, so we want to cover the South. And when we do move, you bet I’ll be hanging out with ya and your friends! I love Kiwis, everyone’s so awesomely friendly and down-to-earth.

  • September 1, 2011 Lola

    Peaceful. My mountain view wasn’t QUITE that good, but it was serene as well. As the chaos of the school year begins again, we just all need to keep these beautiful images in our head…and remember to take deep breaths!
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      When I feel that life is too frantic, I always look at the New Zealand photos – works each time!

  • September 1, 2011 Kir

    Wow, that is one gorgeous picture…I hope you get a vacation soon. πŸ™‚
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Oh me too, Kir, me too!

  • September 1, 2011 John

    To quote my inner Liz Lemon – I want to go there.
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    • September 1, 2011 Alison

      Hee hee!! I like that quote!

  • September 2, 2011 Kristin

    Looking at that picture makes me want to take a deep, refreshing, cleansing breath.
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    • September 2, 2011 Alison

      It does make one stop and pause.

  • September 2, 2011 Missy

    Um, yes. I want to go to there, too. Think our families will notice if we’re gone?
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    • September 2, 2011 Alison

      If we are quiet enough, maybe not?

  • September 2, 2011 Leighannn

    The mountains in the back are breathtaking!!!
    I want to be there too!!
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    • September 2, 2011 Alison

      Ok, let’s GO!!!

  • September 2, 2011 elizabeth-flourishinprogress

    Ah, how very serene. LOVE IT!
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    • September 2, 2011 Alison

      It was, I wish I could have stayed there forever.

  • September 4, 2011 Charlotte

    Right now, I’d like for you to fit me in your suitcase please πŸ™‚

    Also, your story of how you met your hubby is just all sorts of sweet and gave me goosebumps. Lovely.
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    • September 4, 2011 Alison

      Haha, when we do go back to New Zealand, I’ll bring an extra suitcase to fit you in πŸ™‚

      And thank you.

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