Max and Lyn were 2 of the people who showed us NZ hospitality … they met us as we were hiking a road portion of Te Araroa. In the 5 minutes we talked, they invited us to their home in Christchurch after we finished trekking. They ended up housing us for 2 days and driving us to the airport in the early AM. I wish we could have repaid the hospitality while they were in America, but our paths didn’t cross. It was interesting to hear their perspective.
For the record, I love it in NZ. But I also love it in America and think we have a lot to offer. I am honestly relieved that Max and Lyn came away with a good impression of the US of A.