Listening to Sinatra via my JBL Charge in a 1 room cabin filled with two heaters running full blast after sleeping 7 nights in a campervan (er, a minivan!), I'm thinking of how thankful I am for those who gave me tips and ways to make this leg of the trip outstanding. I've got a jam packed itinerary for New Zealand with the right tools, attitude & knowledge thanks to friends and experts like Heather, Jesse, Elliot, Sasha, Mary N (LA Mary), Michael, Amy, Sue & Lauren. Also thinking of sisters Alexa & Amy with whom I last glacier tracked (with the help of a lift), including drinking straight from the stream.
Lastly, (for now), after getting a proper send off dinner party from Sue, Tabz and P, & also exceedingly memorable goodbye events & remarks from Cambria Solutions & WAHBE colleagues, I got out of Sacramento with Ronnie & Reece's help, I happily filled some NZ time reading Ben's thoughtful yet humorous suggestion of The Little Prince and am moving on to reading about Phileas' adventures over 80 days per Dave.
What's new? Dave & I have been moving more than ever, doing a short 2.5 hour tramp near a hobbit hole yesterday and a full day kayak along Abel Tasman National Park tomorrow followed by a 7 hour tramp within Abel Tasman the next day after a water taxi drop off (our attempt at that today got stormed out with power outages and the works...sorry Woody Allen, we may never know how your movie ends tho Dave & I have determined our own ending which may be a more fun way to finish movies).
Pics from our latest jaunts are attached.
Also we added the Hello Kitty pose to our collection - thanks Zarah!
Feeling like it is a very good year...