"Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image."

Thursday, April 20


We put some more pictures on the website under South Island


Mom and Ry get in this afternoon so I'll probably be away from email for a while!! Hope all is well on the homefront!


Monday, April 10

Livin' it up down south

Greetings from the end of the road (quite literally) holiday park near Farewell Spit. The woman here felt sorry for us b/c apparently it's too wet and cold to sleep in a tent--so she handed over the keys to a small trailer for the price of a tent site. Think white trash trailer. Are you thinking about it? Fabulous---that's where we will be resting our heads tonight. No worries, we already took pictures. Anyhoo, jumping back a bit. The Foos fam arrived safe and their 10 day NZ adventure has come and gone. Talk about a change of pace! The girlies got spoiled! From the hotels with awesome views (be it over a glacier, a lake or some ginormous mountain) to the flights over top Milford Sound and Mount Cook, to paragliding (translation: running off a cliff and hoping your parachute catches the wind. Ok, maybe a slight exageration :) ) , to the boat rides with beautiful views (not to mention cute dolphins!), to great meals, and great company. All in all, it was fabulous! And no worries, through all the spoiling, we never lost sight of our "roots". We have plenty of shampoos, soaps, creams, sewing kits and whatever else from hotels to prove it! Pretty sure Mrs. Foos even helped us stash away a few rolls of toilet paper so we'd be prepared when we returned to the wilderness! We miss you guys already and it was great spending time together! Abby, we miss your jokes (she's the funny one folks! ;) ).

Me and mol have since made our way back to the top to the south island where we spent a few days in Marlbourgh Sounds, and then moved on to Nelson and are now as far as one can go on the Northwest side of the south island. We haven't been up to too much lately. A lot of flat and job hunting mostly. We are pretty sure we want to settle down in a flat and get a job for the winter season. We're hoping to work at a ski resort or ski mountain or something of the sorts but it's tough to get in so we aren't getting our hopes too high. Tomorrow we are heading to the Abel Tasman national park and the following day we're doing the coastal walk that is meant to be one of the best! We've been slacking on our tramping lately and have cheeks to prove it :) So, it's back to climbing mountains and hills for us! Such a rough life! The mother and big bro are due in on April 21st! Whoop whoop!!! :) Super excited for that! I'm so stoked that my brother is coming that I'm going to be ever so kind and let him have his pick: jump out of a plane or jump off of a bridge!! :)

Okay, off to the trailer home! I'll be in touch again soon! Hope all is well! Love and miss you guys.