Took an 18-day break with family, and went to New Zealand for self-drive vacation. Although, I would have loved to spend more time in certain places, we had a great time. First stop was Christchurch, the Garden City. The hotel we stayed at had beautiful roses and the gardener was very proud of his blooms. I was admiring the huge Ingrid Bergman blooms that were the size of a saucer when he gave me a perfect bloom for my room.