Thursday, February 25, 2010

Kayaking in the Borlands

I am the blue one in the middle with a yellow helmet... I know we all look the same.
Probably one of my favorite pictures so far. I did nothing to it. Just wanted the red to show up and this is what I got. My artistic side has been coming out in photography.

See blue with yellow helmet... me... haha and I have to say when we were getting into this position I had no clue it would look this cool. I love this picture. Kayaking in the Borlands was amazing. I had to keep reminding myself that I was in NEW ZEALAND KAYAKING! I love it here!


They open the water towers for tours. It is the tallest building in Invercargill so you can see everything at the top. On the news the other night they were auctioning off a night in the tower. It was very funny. They put a bed in and made it look all nice.
If only Van had his eyes open....

My town.

We had to climb lots and lots of stairs!!!

A few adventures I have been on...

We had a girls day in Dunedin. It's about 2 and a half hours away from Invercargill. It's a bigger town we thought would be fun to play around in for the day. We had lots of fun. It was O week at the college there so we walked around and got a lot of free food, energy drinks, top romin, and mac and cheese.... haha college kid food I guess. It was a fun relaxing day. My Jade nacklace... I love it and probably paid way to much but it means a lot to me. I love making colors stand out when I take pictures now. I have been having a lot of fun with it.
Worlds steepest street.... we had a lot of fun playing on this. The car they won almost didn't make it to the top.

I just made the blue stand out..... I love it.

Oh yes I toured the Cadbury Chocolate factory! Haha It wasn't that amazing at all. I walked away with a little bag of candy but don't think I would do it again. Fun day in Dunedin though.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Here yall go.... you wanted to see my house

This is where I am living for 3 months. I know some of you were asking for some pictures so here you go.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Playing with the sheep!

This is Hamish. Our host dad. We helped him on the farm yesterday. I have service hours for a class so I think I will be going there a lot. It was fun. Oh and our dog Elle is in the picture! I love her!
Sheep. They have about 470 on the farm right now. But not for long.
This sheep was blind and couldn't figure out where to go. It ran into the fence so many times. It made me way sad. We had to keep helping it. And had to throw it in the trailer and take it to the correct field at one point just because it was causing us such trouble.
Elle chased the blind one in this stream and we had to help it get out. It was sad. It had no clue what was going on.
Hamish, Elle, and I herding the sheep. I got to drive the car at one point, stick shift on the wrong side! It was so fun!
This picture was suppose to be last.... so read on for it to make sense. I don't know how to move it. :) This is the spot light we used. I had to show everyone how old school it was! haha It was way funny! We had to hook it to the battery pack with cables. The best part was when Isaac fell on the steep hill holding that thing cause he had no hands to catch himself. All he said was "I just fell" which was apparent cause he was laying there on the ground. It was a good laugh.
This is were we went hunting last night. A family friend of my host family owns 1200 acres. It is amazing! We can surf, hunt, fish, wakeboard all in one spot. He built a lake on his property and has retreat youth camps all the time there. We are going out there for a weekend soon. I can't wait.
We jumped on the atv to get to our hunting spot. Zion memories with these people and atv's.
So behind me there is a HUGE sea-lion! It was amazing! This was on our way to the guys house to go hunting. It's so beautiful!

Out hunting. I have a battery pack for his spot light. Very heavy.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I know I have been bad on updating...

Fox Glacier. We climbing to the bottom of it. It was amazing and so beautiful!
Stacy and I walking down this beach for hours and had so much fun taking pictures and relaxing. This one is my favorite. I am not sure why I was jumping like that.
This seal let me get way close. Turns out it didn't have a right eye. I love the beaches here. They are beautiful!
Stacy's birthday party on the beach. This is who I spend all my time with. We have a lot of fun together. Usually gets pretty interesting at night with the 2 of us. We have fun.
Ahhhh the bike picture. All I have to say is it is going to be very odd when I get home and we are driving on the other side of the road again. I am getting used to the opposite way now. I just look all around for cars not knowing what way they should be coming. We have to wear helmets and have to ride in the bike lanes on the streets otherwise we will get a ticket. It hasn't been to bad so far. Yesterday we road over 20 miles. It was a long day on the bikes. But fun.

I will write more later and catch people up on the 2 week trip and everything. These are just a few pictures I found on Stacy's computer and thought I would share. I will try and make more time to post more and tell you all about it. I love it here. I am off to bed. It's 11:15 Thursday night which means it is Thursday morning at 3 for all of you. I am now in the future. Night.