Ultimate Lows

Trip Start Oct 28, 2004
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Trip End Aug 08, 2005


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Thursday, January 6, 2005

THE ULTIMATE LOWS

*Sleeping in the van in the car park of downtown Auckland

*Megan showering in the ice cold, 2 foot deep lake while Molly chatted with a neighbor while she showered in the solar shower.

*Doing dishes on the driving range with the water from the public toilets and the grounds keeper asking us if we would rather use hot water.

*Sneaking into a hostel in the Bay of Islands just to take a shower.

*Cooking on the gas cooker in a parking lot.

*Molly shaving her legs while sitting on a cooler in a car park in Picton

*Having to clean the dishes in the handicap bathroom because the wok won't fit in a normal sized sink.

*Going for coffee and getting a free meal because we mentioned we lived in the van parked on the other side of the road.

*Eating two dinners because one ended up being free.

*Going for coffee a second night and having a second free meal brought out promptly with our drinks.

*Taking showers at the Super Loo. (The public toilets in the center of town that have showers)

*Taking showers at the Super Loo because we aren't clever enough to find FREE showers.

*Sleeping in the parking lot of a bar.

*Being unable to fit in parking garages because we have surf racks on top of our van and we don't surf.

*Eating a block of cheese for dinner and thinking it's gourmet.

*Asking to just take a shower in a hostel and being turned away.

*Molly being pulled over because the van looked "outrageous" and the cop couldn't believe it was actually registered and up to date.

*Being asked for marajiuna by a 14 year old kid who called himself "Extra Large."
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