Status Update

72 days since the last post. Thought I should put something up here. Some milestones: ~14 months back in the United States of America ~13 months with ServiceMesh ~a few trail runs done, 1 Marathon done, commuting by bicycle ~pretty boring, focused on work and personal studies Current activities: I’m currently focused on activities at […]

Breakfast, Pack up, Internet time, Took Some Pictures of The Jailhouse, Booked a Ride to Kaikoura, Bummed a Ride to the Bus stop, Japanese Lunch, Library, Internet Cafe, Late Arrival, Super Quiet Night – Kaikoura, New Zealand (Day 33) (September 18, 2009)

Today Mikey and I split up in different directions. Mikey was keen on exploring Christchurch and heading south and I was keen on heading north. Think I had a standard breakfast of a banana, an orange, and some instant coffee. Afterwards, I found a bus ticket headed north to Kaikoura. Could have taken the Kiwi […]

Breakfast, Pack up, 3 Hour Session at Hanmer Springs, Groceries, Lunch, Drive to Christchurch, Check-in to Jailhouse Accommodation, Laundry, Chinese Takeaway, Internet Time, Relaxed Night – Christchurch, New Zealand (Day 32) (September 17, 2009)

It was a cold night, but we stayed warm inside the minivan. Mikey had a series of blankets and I had a sleeping bag. I reckon it was pretty foul, but you can’t tell after you’ve been in it so long. We got a breakfast in and packed the van. The Top 10 Holiday Park […]

A Quick Update

There is no denying I have let the site go on the fritz. Regardless of this disconcerting realization, I have decided to turn it around by making a few posts tonight. Additionally, I believe I am determined in my effort to exhibit better discipline in keeping some fresh content headed this way. I will keep […]

Breakfast, Summit Mt. Fyffe, Descent, Groceries, Drive to Hanmer Springs, Chicken Tiki Masala Dinner, Shower, Rest – Hanmer Springs, New Zealand (Day 31) (September 16, 2009)

Today was a good day. Having had an a night of great food, drink, and festivities, we were ready to summit Mt. Fyffe and then move on with life. We woke up, had a hearty breakfast, packed our bags, and then made the last charge to summit Mt. Fyffe. Brekky We encountered some snow on […]

Check into i-SITE and get Passes for Mt. Fyffe Hut, Seal Colony, Cray Fritter Lunch, Groceries, Drive to Mt Fyffe, Hike up to Mt Fyffe Hut, Make Attempt to Summit Mt. Fyffe, Steak, Mash Potato, and Vegetable dinner, Johnny Walker, Backgammon, Checking out Stars – Mt. Fyffe Hut, New Zealand (Day 30) (September 15, 2009)

This was one of my favorite and most memorable days of New Zealand. It started off by picking up some passes for the Mt. Fyffe Hut. The hut is maintained  by the New Zealand Department of Conservation and a pass is required to spend a night in the hut. The pass is a steal at […]

Drive to Kaikoura, Hike to Top of Mt. Fyffe with Kiwi Driver(Cam), Meet up with Mikey, Sausage Dinner and Late Night Drinking Session – Kaikoura, New Zealand (Day 29) (September 14, 2009)

Today I started off on my own again. This time headed north to Kaikoura. The bus up to Kaikoura was smaller and only had a handful of people. This allowed the driver and I to take an excursion to Mt. Fyffe after dropping off the rest of the backpackers at the hostel. The driver and […]

Recovery, Lunch with Vincent and Danny, Frisbee and Rugby with Vincent and Danny, Mark, Lucy, and Jack, Japanese dinner with Danny and Vincent, Uno Tournament in Saints and Sinners, Soul Square on a Sunday, Destroyed a Hunger Buster at McDonald’s – Christchurch, New Zealand (Day 28)

After a big night out, we were slow to rise. Danny, Vincent, and I went out to have some lunch, but I can’t remember where we ate. Cathedral Square from the side Afterwards, we went to the park to throw the frisbee and rugby ball around. Eventually, we were joined by Mark, Lucy, and Jack […]

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