To Middle Earth, The Part Before Qantas First Class: To Christchurch

Milford Sound was wonderful.  I wanted to stay there, and briefly thought about applying for a job with Real Journeys.  Alas, I could not, I had clients waiting for me upon my return. Leaving Queenstown after Aggie Football I awoke with a start at 4:30 the following morning (and by “start” I mean “loud alarm”).  I wasn’t concerned with jetlag or the long drive ahead of me that morning, my focus was half a planet away in College Station, Texas.  The Fightin’ Texas Aggies were taking on the Rice Owls in American College Football, and they needed my support.  Thanks to a good friend, also named Andy, I was able to watch the game via his BelkinTV app.  I watched the sun rise over the top of my iPad as the Aggies deftly handled the Owls.  I knew I needed to leave by 9, so the Aggies had a schedule to keep.  They did.  The victory was ours just before 9am.  I quickly packed my things, grabbed a shower, and hit the road for my final journey in New Zealand: driving to Christchurch. As expected, the views were scenic, if not a little foggy at first, which made me feel like I was in a horror movie. The fog eventually lifted, which was nice as it meant I could see farther than a kilogram or so ahead.  The drive was mostly uneventful.  I enjoyed mostly empty roads that were quite desolate at points. I had heard the drive had a… read more


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