|Really? I get to look forward to this?|
The time is nearly upon us to say goodbye New Zealand. It is hard to believe that we have been living in, depressingly rainy at the moment, Tauranga since April and that our return flight is less than a month away. Say what? But, I thought you got a sweet 6 month contract as a data analyst. Um, shut your sassy mouth. I'm telling a story here. Beth is returning as planned early next month and I have yet to change my return flight. It is on my list of things to do in the next couple days. I did try to get Vayama to exchange my ticket to be used for the gnarly 2013 titanium butt-a-thon. However, they gave me the line that you have to use the same airlines as your departing flight. So jet setting around to various countries isn't going to work. I'll have to buy another ticket for what I already laid out as my itinerary. You ready for it? In order not to waste a half a ticket, I'll be coming back to MN, for a brief period (see the very scientific term '*smack* nom nom *groan*': the time it takes me to eat ribs), before coming back down to Kiwi-land to start my journey back to MN.
|Come on New Zealand, make these!|
|Get the grill ready and look out for the cops.|
Hey Bri, if you are reading this: please contact your biker friends in Sydney to see if they have some bikes to loan out and if they can have a couple guys (us) crash with them. Nah, I'm only serious about the bike part as I have no problem with hostels, unless the guy is sick and has the bottom-less bag of chips. Ugh memories of my first couple nights in Japan last year. Skog is already looking up places to eat in Australia that include some pretty awesome looking butchers and buffets. Beth is likely to meet up with us here in Sydney before we all go to Queenstown. She has a whirlwind 2 weeks planned with either scuba diving or snorkeling up in the Great Barrier Reef and planes, trains, and walking as her means of transportation.
|Will he be as excited?|
In Queenstown, we'll be meeting up with my friend Michelle (former macpac cohort and biking partner) for some snowboarding and extreme (got to say it like the guys from Harold and Kumar) action. We'll be on the S. Island for the remainder of their time in NZ not counting the departure window. Doing what? I can't really say, but meat will be eaten and bones may be broken. As long as its not me that ends up like Gabe. (Gabe is one of our tenants back home last recently destroyed his wrist. I would have said break, but that would is not descriptive enough). Then its the 3 days of airport action: Beth departs on the 9th, my cousin Mekayla arrives on the 10th, and then Skog leaves on the 11th. I was supposed to return on the 12th, but I think I'm going to miss my flight for some reason. I don't know about the international terminal, but the domestic has some pretty tasty tonkotsu ramen. It will be weird to say goodbye and live here by myself, but I got to make and save some money so I can afford to do a short bike jaunt back to the house I left back in April.