We hadn't yet left LA for Auckland when I began to wrap my head around what I was about to do to my body. I was already feeling jet-lagged from an earlier than usual east coast departure, and the thought of spending another 14 hours on planes seemed awful. Much to my surprise I fell asleep shortly after the in flight meal and woke up with 4 hours left to Auckland. We arrived just after 5 am, and made a few mistakes navigating between the terminals. Now we're settling into Queenstown, and best of all...getting showers!