MEL AND ZOE ON THE MOVE
Right.........well since i last wrpte to you all we have done a hell of a lot so this is gonna be a long entry. After picking up our van, who has been named Timmie for the duration of our ownership, we headed straight for the supermarket and stocked up on beer!! Then we thought we ought to get some food as well- supernoodles at about 15p a meal sounded good(thanks Tom for the tip). Next priority was some tunes for the journey so we headed straight to warehouse, a kind of Costco/Matalan job and secured ourselves a copy of Michael Jackson\'s Epic (again thanks Tom). We headed straight down the coast from Christchurch and planned to spend the night in Dunedin, but when we arrived it was pouring with rain and there wasn\'t much to do, so we did the \'sensible\' thing and decided to travel to Queenstown in Westland which is where everyone raves about. After 700km we arrived at 1.00am and innocently we didn\'t know the rules about parking your camper in a public car park (yes we ignored the signs), and were rudely awakened the next morning by someone knocking on the window telling us to move! The next evening we decided to head out into town to investigate the nightlife and so it seemed sensible to park in a residential area close to the main street to save us a long walk back home after a heavy night out.......it was a very heavy night out with some \'tatical drinking\' as we like to call it-ie following the happy hours!! In one bar there was a wicked live band and then we went on to a pretty cheap funky house club which was a laugh. The next morning, after returning at 5.00am to Timmie, we were woken AGAIN by who we like to call the people prejudiced towards campervans, however this time they left us some really useful info on a kind of free (if you choose not to pay) campsite out of town. We went and checked it out and were so glad we did, parked up by the lake with our own little stream to wash up in, we decided to camp the night, but head into town to replenish our diminished beer stock!! The views were amazing in this place, the photos dont do it justice!! We are heading up the coast now to the glaciers, i will add another entry asap!! THIS ROAD TRIP IS AMAZING!!!