Hello hello! Well, I write to you from sydney, australia ... But last time you heard, we were in christchurch, new zealand with mr. Caimi (called Datty for the rest of this post). It was really great to have him here with all of us, and a taste of Los Angeles for Me.
The last day he was here, we tried to go see an airshow at a base that was closing nearby. We expected to see droves of people ad we got closer, and maybe some jets doing acrobatic tricks in the air, but we were confused to find nothing of the sort. There was a family sitting outside their car on the side of the road, and their gaze appeared to be pointing toward the heavens, so we stopped to ask some questions. An hour later, we got back in the car having made new friends - the Konowe family. The girls and I ended up staying with these lovely, generous people for two days in their home, and I can't think of a better way we could have ended our time in new zealand.
I, personally, changed so much when I was in new zealand. I tried things, and saw things I thought I never would. My favorite activity is very revealing to this point. Sit down everyone. My favorite activity was hiking. And not just a little jaunt down the beach, but a full day trek over mountains, through craters, and even a little hobbling through rainforests at the end. Though this activity made two of my toenails turn purple, and Fox may have Developed a small case of temporary tendonitis in her foot, the sense of accomplishment I felt when we finished this 18 km, 7 hour, full day hike ... Well, it was just awesome. It made Me realize why I am on this trip in the first place. Don't get Me wrong, there are other things in my life that make Me proud, but this was something different. It was different from graduating college, or learning a second language, or winning an internship I really wanted. This was Me stepping way outside My box, and enjoying it. I suggest you look back a few posts ago, and check out what I had to say about "death mountain." trust Me, I have come a long way.
So, needless to say, I loved loved LOVED new zealand.
And now I find myself in australia. I couldn't be more excited for the road ahead.
So, there it is. We miss you ALL so much! I wanted to mention, that if you haven't looked at our google map for awhile, it is pretty impressive. Also, we have so many great pics and videos to put up, but never a good computer to do it on. So to picture new zealand, just imagine the most saturated colors ever (and if you want to check out the hike I described, google the tongariro alpine crossing ) and we will put up stuff ASAP.
Love love and baci to all, direct from Me!
Ps. Marcus. I'm still winning.also, us lil boo on google yet? Xoxo