Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Glentanner, New Zealand

Mike and I are staying in a small camper's paradise 20 km away from Mt. Cook, the tallest point in all of New Zealand. After we arrived in Christchurch a few days ago, we rented a small SUV, which we swiftly dubbed Baron Von Bleef, and started driving. The current plan is to drive our way around the two big islands that make up New Zealand, ending up in Auckland (North Island) around the 17th of November, which is when our flight for Peru via LA departs. So far, in addition to Christchurch, we've passed through the main burg of Timaru and many small towns besides on our way to the foot of Mt. Cook.
We spent all of today tramping through the foothills of the mountain, crossing swinging suspension bridges and skipping rocks across glacier-fed lakes. I got to give my Himalayan walking stick some much-needed excersize and had a chance to stretch out my own legs. Now, we rest. Tomorrow, we're heading further south in New Zealand, towards Queenstown, supposedly the adrenaline capitol of the world. Tentative plans have us jumping out of planes attached to bungee cords while juggling flaming sticks and doing backflips. We will also be running with scissors. It should be awesome.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Eva said...

I am so jealous of you right now, but am looking forward to hearing all about the NZ portion of your trip. And I love "Baron Von Bleef"; that's an excellent vehicle name.

11/01/2005 7:46 PM gmt

 
Blogger jason said...

And the Baron loves you back. He's even got his own signage. Check it.

11/03/2005 10:21 PM gmt

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice little rotation on the picture icon on the front page! - jing

11/06/2005 5:52 AM gmt

 

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