While in New Zealand Josh took advantage of the extreme sport offerings to make his memories. Cave tubing, glacier hike, river surfing, and bungee jumping. He took the GoPro with him on all of these and I made a video the other day of his bungee experience. He chose the longest fall available in Queenstown. A 134 meter jump from a gondola suspended on cabled over a river valley. It’s called the Nevis Bungy and as you can see from the video it is every bit extreme.
We have successfully relaunched the tour for Rohde & Schwarz. Our trip starts off in Kansas City this year. We have a few friends who live here and will be joining us for dinner. A perfect way to get going. Next week we will be in the Dallas area (for five weeks we will be in Dallas and Houston).
Song of the week: Kansas City – Performed by Wilbert Harrison
From last week: It was a blur coming back, after flying for almost a day we took a bus, then drove to Josh’s folk’s house to pick up Pippi. The next day we high-tailed it to Detroit and loaded up the truck for what could be at least 6 months on tour. We set out for Kansas City on Saturday and for once my hometown was on the way. It was great to see my parents and get a little extra sleep. Thanks for the leftovers Mom.
We are returning to the US this week, after a very nice long vacation. As soon as we land the race to get ready for our tour launch begins. We will again be out with Rohde & Schwarz; a tour that will last most of the year. Our first stops include a few places in Olathe, KS which is just outside of Kansas City.
I’ve been a bit lazy in my photo editing but wanted to share a bit more of our trip. The flooding caused us to change the planned route a bit and seek out alternate lodging. The pot at the end of this rainbow was pretty amazing.
The rains have followed us a bit this trip. While in Holitika on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand we got caught in a crazy storm. It down poured for over 24 hours and causes massive flooding. The main bridges to the north and south of us washed out. This is a video I shot from a pedestrian bridge to show a bit of the crazy waters.
Week two in New Zealand, the miles are making our way to the amazing south island. Stops in Wellington, Nelson, Hokatika, Fox Glacier and Queenstown are planned.
I am trying to share a bit as we go but honestly I have no desire to edit the amazing photos right now.
Today we leave for New Zealand, departing Dubuque at 8:30am for O’Hare (Chicago). Our layover is in San Francisco before arriving is Auckland.
This week we will see Auckland, Whangarei, Rotorua and Wellington. Being fan of LOTR and the Hobbit I think it’s pretty cool to spend New Years in Wellington.
Wanted to share a fun video of us exchanging gifts with Josh’s family.