As usual, I really should be doing something constructive. Like cleaning, or hanging out my washing. Or the work that's building up on my desk. But, I thought it was much more of a priority to update my neglected blog.
This week, we decided to do something spontaneous and travel somewhere for the long weekend. We'd been talking of seeing a game of rugby in New Zealand, so we decided that would be our destination. I don't care for rugby, or most sports for that matter. But when your other half steps away from his usual, overly serious self to do something adventurous, I wanted to take advantage of it.
We'll fly out Friday, from Sydney to Christchurch before hiring a car and driving to Nelson, located at the top of the south island. There we'll stay until Monday, see the rugby and do some sightseeing. Then we'll drive back to Christchurch and fly out again. The south island of New Zealand, is where the magic happens - the mountains and lakes and wilderness that is usually part of a movie set - which is what I'm looking forward to seeing.
To be honest, I never really had an urge to see New Zealand. It probably sounds awful, but I see them to be our cousins - other than some of the history and their geography, I don't see much being too different. Hopefully a couple of museum trips will help establish the somewhat 'exotic' feeling you have when travelling abroad.
This will be the first time we fly Qantas international - my only other experiences have been British Airways and Pacific Air. I am extremely curious to see how it compares (to British Airways at least, Pacific Air was a budget airline). The flight will be shorter than the drive from Christchurch to Nelson, which made me chuckle.
I am also excited about taking the camera over. I am itching to see how it differs from the 500D and what cool things I can get. Hopefully the weather is nice when we're there and we're able to capture some of the mountain ranges.