Extremely Fun

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.

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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 a video I shot from a pedestrian bridge to show a bit of the crazy waters.

Coming This Week: December 23 – (30/31)

 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.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

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.

Courtesy of Google Maps

Courtesy of Google Maps

 

Wanted to share a fun video of us exchanging gifts with Josh’s family.