I was really sad to hear this afternoon that the New Zealand city of Christchurch was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake today.
Last month my mom took a super-epic roadtrip around both of New Zealand's islands and loved it. She said the coffee there sucked but otherwise, two thumbs up. (I totally stole the picture of this adorable kiwi bird from her Facebook, thanks ma!)
Check out MSNBC's photoblog of the devastation.