Christchurch, New Zealand

Trip Start Jan 10, 2006
Trip End Jun 23, 2006

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Monday, January 16, 2006

Right now we're in Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand, a quaint little city on the Pacific side. We've been doing the tourist thing- the tram, the gondola on Mt. Pleasant, the art gallery, museums, the aquarium...and all that jazz. We'd have to say, though, that the thing that really got our motors running was the botanical garden grounds. We're not going to lie. The rose garden was stunning, the hybrid begonias were fascinating and the herbacous border was breathtaking. The weather's in the low 70's and sunny- perfect for walking around. And to our dismay, the nightlife is completely dead.
But today found Sara sporting a powder blue hospital smock for a chest x-ray. Why, you ask? Australia wants to know is she'd contracted Tuberculosis while south of the border. Don't worry, she's clean... and so are our wallets after having to overnight the results to Sydney in order to get a visa in time. Now our fate is in the hands of Australian buracracy, so lets all keep our fingers crossed!
Next stop, Queenstown, where supposedly there's snow, and sadly, we've failed to pack our earmuffs.
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rryback on

Those pictures are amazing and it makes me happy to see pictures of my sis half way around the world! My fave is the one of sara jumping in front of the cathedral and of dani and sara in the gondola. Tom says you look like two hotties.

glad you don't have TB!

ntuttle on

Please keep sending these incredible pictures. I am currently sitting in my little gray cubicle at 6:58 am on a Thursday and drooling over these pictures. I must agree with Becky, the picture of Swy doing that strange leap in front of the cathedral is my fave. I am glad to see that you are having a wonderful time!

Sara...I dont ever want to hear you make fun of me for the pictures of me in my hospital gown on my birthday! TB free...its the way to be!

Keep sending me updates!

mrwilliams on

Incredible... :)
Wow Sar, those pictures are beautiful. I must say I have always thought your 'worldliness' was great but I was never jealous until now. You look like you are having a blast, and I LOVE this travel pod thing... I am assuming it is Danis doing since you never did it before. Please keep updating, I feel like I am travling with you... it is much better than doing work!! I miss you and love you, be safe, and stay away from foreign men :)

uncle on

really cool
It looks like your having a great time! I have been checking in every day, so keep the blogs coming. You should go fishing at least once then I would be really jeluous. Be cool & Be safe.........

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