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Off to New Zealand!

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Offline trtlrock

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Off to New Zealand!
« on: October 01, 2009, 11:12:39 AM »
In a desperate attempt to reach 500 posts before heading out, I'll post this itinerary for our New Zealand trip.

http://trtlrock.blogspot.com/

Since most of our hiking 'expeditions' have been in BiBe, it will be jarring to see so much green. And water.

But boy-oh-boy will it be nice not to have to carry any freakin' water.  Woo-hoo!
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 01:34:12 PM »
WOW y'all are going to be away for a long time! Will you be posting photos and updates from NZ as you go on the hikes/expeditions? You lucky ducks.....off to LOTR land!  :icon_wink:

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 02:25:18 PM »
Quote from: trtlrock wrote in his blog:
Tess & I will be hiking in New Zealand from early-November 2009 through late-March 2010.

 And i thought JeffBlaylock was a lucky Dog, for leaving his job for a full month. You guys take the cake, by a land slide...
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 08:26:47 PM »
And i thought JeffBlaylock was a lucky Dog, for leaving his job for a full month. You guys take the cake, by a land slide...

The key, I've discovered, is to be fiscally irresponsible. I am, apparently, somewhat talented in that area.  :eusa_whistle:

WOW y'all are going to be away for a long time! Will you be posting photos and updates from NZ as you go on the hikes/expeditions? You lucky ducks.....off to LOTR land!  :icon_wink:

I hope to check in here 'n' there, and I'll try to post some pics from the closest thing NZ has to a desert:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangipo_Desert

John & Tess

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2009, 09:49:22 PM »
Enjoy!

We'll be there in January only for a couple of weeks.

On motorcycles!

Voni
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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 08:35:26 AM »
And i thought JeffBlaylock was a lucky Dog, for leaving his job for a full month. You guys take the cake, by a land slide...

The key, I've discovered, is to be fiscally irresponsible. I am, apparently, somewhat talented in that area.  :eusa_whistle:

 The most important thing is to enjoy yourselves while there. Post when your done,we will still be here. More power to ya!!!..... :eusa_clap:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline sleepy

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 10:30:01 AM »
jealous here

have a swell time for 3+ MONTHS!

It's never too late to be what you might have been-Geroge Elliot

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 11:26:35 AM »
Enjoy!

We'll be there in January only for a couple of weeks.

On motorcycles!

Voni
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Cool!

On the off chance you see us hitchhiking, you better pick us up  :icon_wink:

How are you dealing with your bikes? Renting them in NZ? Buying there & then selling before you go?

Shipping yours over somehow?!?  :icon_eek:
John & Tess

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 10:27:58 PM »
Been there twice.  Would go again in a heartbeat.  Every inch of New Zealand is beautiful, and not as cluttered up with people as much of the U.S. is these days.  You'll see lots of green.  If you do any camping on the west coast of the South Island, you'll be ready for Big Bend desert when you get back.  On my first trip there, I think it rained something like 17 of 18 days.  And I'm not talking a light sprinkle.  Imagine the Rocky Mountains (with much more snow), mile-deep fjords, glaciers that almost reach sea level, and a temperate rain forest.  That's the west coast of the South Island.

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2009, 08:58:03 AM »
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Cool!

On the off chance you see us hitchhiking, you better pick us up  :icon_wink:

How are you dealing with your bikes? Renting them in NZ? Buying there & then selling before you go?

Shipping yours over somehow?!?  :icon_eek:

Definitely will.  If you're carrying helmets  :icon_lol:

We are renting since it's a quick two week trip.

Enjoy!

Voni
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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2010, 11:50:50 AM »
Sooooo....did y'all have a great time? I've been waiting to hear about this one! :icon_biggrin:


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Offline trtlrock

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2010, 10:48:11 PM »
We had a wonderful time! Definitely the trip of a lifetime.

You can read an incomplete blog of the trip here, if you're interested.

http://trtlrock.blogspot.com/2008/12/big-bend-2007.html

No pics posted yet, I'm afraid. Aargh...I'm getting as bad as Presidio:icon_redface:

Voni -- How was your trip?
John & Tess

"...and I'll face each day with a smile, for the time that I've been given's such a little while..." - Arthur Lee

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Re: Off to New Zealand!
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 08:13:38 AM »
We had a wonderful time! Definitely the trip of a lifetime.

You can read an incomplete blog of the trip here, if you're interested.

http://trtlrock.blogspot.com/2008/12/big-bend-2007.html

No pics posted yet, I'm afraid. Aargh...I'm getting as bad as Presidio:icon_redface:

Voni -- How was your trip?

 I thought it was more like a prayer............N O PICTURES!!!! :willynilly:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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