The road less traveled…

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Back to Auckland

After the Geo-thermal wonderfullness…

Kat and I started another road trip towards the Coromandel Peninsula which proved to have amazing beaches and stunning views no matter where you looked. Eventually we made our way back to Auckland where my entire journey began. The reality of our adventure soon ending hit me as soon as we got into the city and Kat started to pack her bags for home. We spent the next few days hanging out now and then and had one last blast involving a large quantity of alcohol consumption on the night before her flight.


Kat is now gone…and is terribly missed! But I know that she is having a blast back in Missouri beating the socks off of everyone who has been challenging her to ping pong battles.

In the meantime I have had the exciting task of trying to find a job! Basically hanging out in Auckland, meeting tons of new people, enjoying the city life and some days doing nothing at all. I’ve traveled to the nearby islands surrounding Auckland, explored most of the city parks and even spent an entire afternoon in a Museum without getting bored. I got to pet a rat,too! Not something I would normally expect to do in a Museum, but apparently in Auckland, they have live rats in their museums.


So good news! Got offered a job on the South Island and I took it! I will be working at a Motel in Fox Glacier as a “general assistant”. I am really excited to get down there and start working again. I leave on Monday and will keep you all filled in on what happens.

PS – 24 years ago, on August 28th, a beautiful thing happened…I was born. So I will be celebrating my birthday in a week and I know that you ALL want to send me lots of goodies so here is my new mailing address: (i’m finally going to have a home again)

Lake Matheson Motel

Cnr Cook Flat Rd & Pekanga Drive

PO Box 23

Fox Glacier

New Zealand


August 20, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. An address now that your birthday is coming around…how convenient…now I have to find something to send you. Crap.

    Comment by Alysha | August 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. It will be fashionable late but good to know an address finally. So are you staying in a room at the hotel with no charge since you work there?

    Comment by Mirinda | August 21, 2008 | Reply

  3. So yes I finally read your blogs, all of them. They are the most beautiful reading material I have ever come across. Now I will always remember your website.

    Comment by Ashly | August 22, 2008 | Reply

  4. Yes, August 28, 24 years ago, a beautiful thing DID happen!!! I remember because I was there!!! (At the time, it was more than a pain in the neck! But beautiful, nonetheless!) I LOVE YOU!!! MOM

    Comment by Mom | September 1, 2008 | Reply

  5. P.S. It is still August here in the USA!

    Comment by Mom | September 1, 2008 | Reply

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