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Party at the dump, Party in the tree, Party at the Pub

Only in Fox Glacier would someone decided to throw a party at the dump and for it to be a HUGE success. The only requirements were that you had to wear trash bags in order to get in. Unfortunately we had limited time after we finished the late shift and this was the best we could do.

Matty and Me at the Dump

Matty and Me at the Dump

Pre-dump party....

Pre-dump party....

Twas a great night…the only downfall was the smell of our clothes the next morning. It was not a yummy smell.

Party in the Tree, I think there were 7 of us at one point. It only took me about 3 tries to get up there....getting down was worse....only one concussion that we know of, next time we will be wearing safety helmets.

Party in the Tree, I think there were 7 of us at one point. It only took me about 3 tries to get up there....getting down was worse....only one concussion that we know of, next time we will be wearing safety helmets.

Matty showing us his Possum Pose.

Matty showing us his Possum Pose.

And last but not least, the party at the Pub. After the holidays we had numerous ‘going away’ parties as a few key members of the Plat staff were heading back to school and we were going to miss them dearly….so we partied it up.

The Plat Crew....game on.

The Plat Crew....game on.

Backdraft #1

Backdraft #1

Backdraft #2

Backdraft #2

backdraft #3

backdraft #3

Backdraft #4

Backdraft #4

and then some shots....weee

and then some shots....weee

After Toby saved me from dancing with the scary gypsy guy....he was my hero for a good 60 seconds.

After Toby saved me from dancing with the scary gypsy guy....he was my hero for a good 60 seconds.

Dean and Jonno

Dean and Jonno

The crew...after the backdrafts.

The crew...after the backdrafts.

Um...no caption necessary.

Um...no caption necessary.

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March 11, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Roadtrip to Hokitika….

A trip to “town”….is by far one of the best days ever. Even though I was loaded down with shopping lists from others and errands for the motel and I was privileged enough to drive the beast of a work van that we have…..it is still one of the best days ever. So Roshni had the day off as well and we set off for hokitika to stock up and shop and do whatever the day had in store for us.

After getting all of our errands finished we decided to go to Greymouth…which is another 30 minutes north of Hoki and probably half the size of Fremont, NE. But the main highlight of Greymouth is it has a $2 store and also a Warehouse, which is very similar to a Kmart, Shopko, etc.

We meandered around town and I saw a flier to buy a car and at the end of the day I ended up calling the guy up, test driving the car….thinking about it for a few hours….and then buying a car. We also made a pit stop at a chinese restaurant, went for a swim in the Greymouth Pool, and bought heaps of KFC chicken for the Plateau boys.

Photo Montage…..GO

My New car!! Yet to be named...but she's a beauty!

My New car!! Yet to be named...but she's a beauty!

Having a Chinese-food picnic at the gold course on my brand new yellow chair discussing the pros n cons of my new car....

Having a Chinese-food picnic at the gold course on my brand new yellow chair discussing the pros n cons of my new car....

Playing in the Greymouth pool...I think the slide was just for kids...but we didn't care.

Playing in the Greymouth pool...I think the slide was just for kids...but we didn't care.

90 Pieces of KFC chicken - which I got to smell for 2.5 hours back to Fox.

90 Pieces of KFC chicken - which I got to smell for 2.5 hours back to Fox...only 88 pieces made it that far.

Sunset at Bruce Bay....no where near Hokitika....I said this was a photo montage.

Sunset at Bruce Bay....no where near Hokitika....I said this was a photo montage.

March 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 Comments