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November 25th 2008
Published: November 26th 2008
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Kia Ora! Yeah, we are still alive. Just rubbish like normal. 5 months since the last blog, and yep, it feels like a life time! We have had a crazy season here in NZ, worked our bottoms off running a nightclub and lived our dream working as instructors during the day. So actually it feels like 2 life times! Red Rock was crazy. Skiers and snowboarders know how to party and it was night after night... Read Full Entry

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Snowpark is a resort dedicated to kickers, rails and pipes. Rich's heaven, my hell!
Red Rock barRed Rock bar
Red Rock bar

Such a tiny bar and so many people to serve!
Before the chaosBefore the chaos
Before the chaos

The calm before the storm
Anika MoaAnika Moa
Anika Moa

Anika Moa is a superb NZ artist and was one of my favourite acts this winter.
Legacy of DisoderLegacy of Disoder
Legacy of Disoder

Very scary Rock band. These guys have definetly lived the Rock & Roll lifestyle.
Trip to OhauTrip to Ohau
Trip to Ohau

Ohau is a tiny resort, one lift, with spectacular views. The snow wasn't great the day we went but we did hike up the back wall and got to enjoy some of the best skiing views I have ever seen.
Trip to QueenstownTrip to Queenstown
Trip to Queenstown

Rich enjoying the views
Mamma duck & ducklingsMamma duck & ducklings
Mamma duck & ducklings

Looking for shelter in the Queenstown rain
Freshwater CrayfishFreshwater Crayfish
Freshwater Crayfish

The best Chinese restaurant in Queenstown. With pick-your-own crayfish Yummy!
Rich's 1st FishRich's 1st Fish
Rich's 1st Fish

A beautiful rainbow trout. Killing it was horrible, it was very very close to being put back. But we kept it and it was delicious! We both having fishing licences, which helps fund a programme the ensures the rivers are not over fished and a breeding programme to restock each year.
Rich fishing for Salmon on Lake HaweaRich fishing for Salmon on Lake Hawea
Rich fishing for Salmon on Lake Hawea

Not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, the scenery is certainly beautiful
Ard fishingArd fishing
Ard fishing

I haven't caught anything yet.... :(
Rich @ the NookRich @ the Nook
Rich @ the Nook

This is such a lovely spot. Unfortunately the fish are nearly impossible to catch. Rich has caught one here but there are 3 that are about 5m from the bank and just sit there teasing us!
Halloween @ Red RockHalloween @ Red Rock
Halloween @ Red Rock

Ard, Rich, Sirly and Kate dressed for Halloween mayhem
Ard and MikeArd and Mike
Ard and Mike

Getting ready to scare the customers....
Mikies BirthdayMikies Birthday
Mikies Birthday

Mike is one of the Duty Managers @ the Bullock Bar. And has very kindly taken us to some of the 'local' fishing spots!
Si and Cleo came to visit!Si and Cleo came to visit!
Si and Cleo came to visit!

Si and Cleo are friends we made in Fernie. Since the course they have had some amazing adventures through South America and Australia. While on the NZ leg of their world tour they came to stay. It was wonderful to see they them! This pic is from Puzzling world, the perception room. They are standing up normaly, the room is wonky around them!

29th November 2008

hello this is maya i have never seen snow it looks great. we have a dog now his name is floyd he is a chocolate lab. bye maya Hi Guys looks like your having a great time can't imagine that you will be home any time soon got room for a little one!! would love to be there. Extremely jealous and feel quite depressed now keep living the dream and look forward to hearing from you soon. Take Care Jackie.xx
9th December 2008

So pleased you are happy!
Hi Guys, Having jsut read your entire blog and looked at all your pics I have to say I'm so happy that you are both where you want to be. This obviously suits you both down to the ground or up to the top of a mountain of course... ;o) Fingers crossed, you'll be able to do the next part of the journey very soon. Take care both and keep them blogs comin!!! Love Dee xxx

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