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.... Continue Reading →
Coming This Week: January 13 – 19
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... Continue Reading →
The Long Way
Hanging out today at a pub in Queenstown, while Josh goes down a river on a boogie board, trying to figure out how to start talking about our trip. The best part is that it’s not over; we still have more than a week left to this vacation. Since arriving in New Zealand on Christmas... Continue Reading →
A Hidden Treasure
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 Come
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... Continue Reading →
Sneaking past a barrier to dip in the amazing hot water cave pool at Hidden Valley. It's called Ruatapu and is one of only two of its kind known in the world. This will probably be the cheapest spa treatment I have while here. Truly refreshing and utterly serene. <;aphref="https://thevangelders.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/20121231-095211.jpg">;
Coming This Week: December 31 – January 6
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.
Having a Lion Red and a Bit of Culture
We made it to Aukland, but just by the skin of our teeth. When your job is logistics, you tend to over plan things a bit, not a bad thing when travel is a touch complicated. On Sunday morning we got up and had ourselves ready to go 30 minutes ahead of schedule. So we... Continue Reading →