For Paul, Skippy, Chris Agne, and Dad
This is what we saw on part of the walk we took today.
And this is the path to Buckleberry Ferry in the first movie.
Dad, Paul: Pretty cool, huh?
Skippy, Chris: Quit judging. This is badass and you know it. :P
We think we may have found a house in one of the outer suburbs of Wellington. It's a 5 bedroom but the couple who owns it is only renting out one room, so it looks like it's ours. It's NZ$700 a month which is about $480US. BG just walked into the room as I type this waving her keycard in the air and smiling. Looks like we got a flat, kids. That means a mailing address and telephone number are soon to follow.
We chose it even though they have a dog (who is very shy. He's named "Bounder") because Jason, the husband, is outdoorsy and techie, and Leigh, the wife, is not only a chef but is a small-time guitar player. Everything's coming up BG&D today.
The walk back to the hostel was our first foray into the 'tramping' experience...it was about an hour long and took us through a forest and over Mt. Victoria. It;s there that they filmed that scene from Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. So we got a lot of blood flowing to our limbs and got to be outdoors on a beautiful day.
Posting will be easier soon as Jay and Leigh have wireless at the house. We move in Monday at 11:00am, which is this Sunday evening at around 5:00 for all of you.
Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. We'll look forward to chatting you up soon.