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Published: December 21st 2005
long time no talk i know, me and the boys have been up to alot in the last month or so. somewhere between the mountains and the ub40 ive lost myself in the beauty of this place. everyday is jam packed with gorgeous views. i am looking out the window in the city of wanaka right now and theres a mountain right there, 3 days away from christmas. not something im used to.
we came across from the north island on the Interislander ferry, through the crystal clear water of the pacific. the cook straight treated us to a salty 3 hour ride to the south. from the city of picton we headed to kaikoura and then christchurch. then into the mountains in a city called methven. if you know a little something about the lord of the rings there is a place called edoras which we visited, some of the pics im uploading are from that day. one of the most beautiful days of my life. we camped on a lake and woke up to the sun lighting the mountains ahead. just beautiful. from there we checked out the city of tekapo, another camping ground for us by the lake. a good night went down there, full of bounty and landmarks. we also checked out mount cook, the closest amount of snow were going to get to home this year.
we are now in the city of wanaka, not far from queenstown, where we'll be for christmas.
everyday i am learning. i cant help but smile. everyday i am fulfilling my dream that i wont wake up from for a while...not that i plan on it either. its a dantastic feeling.
im sorry about the lack of updates but we have seriously been so busy...and the internet is like 12$ an hour in some little cities...oi vay
im going to let the boys say a little something now.
mike: here we are on the South Island, aka lord of the rings territory. I have been touring out while the boys, think I am crazy, I have seen lots. Edoras, Pelanor fields, and the stars of the south. Even though the weather could be better, I still love the south and I cant wait to see the rest. Christmas is upon us and I wish all of you the best. Mike
andy: Things have changed here. We have made our way down south after an amazing time in Wellington. But I think we are after more here in the South. We have seen sights that had only dreamed of seeing. I think this is where the true essence of the trip has started, what we all set out to accomplish. Nights spent in hostels have been replaced with nights in the tent and urban landscapes have been replaced with mountains.
I have noticed a lot of growth between the three of us day by day. We've been helping eachother a lot and just growing as individuals. The sights have been fantastic. We've utilised the rental car idea which has helped us to venture out into the wilderness to see sights not normally seen by foot. We are all very excited to continue our journey through the south, and are ready for any more challenges to come our way. Things are definately changing.
check out the pics guys...they'll be on this website as it can hold a ton more pics for you. enjoy, we've enjoyed taking them.
merry christmas to all...love from the south, and the sun, embrace your families and friends, and stay safe.
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