First off - I need to congratulate my big sister on the birth of her new baby boy! CONGRATULATIONS!!! i can't wait to see him!
Sooooo where do we start?!?!? - so much has happened since our last update. As we said last blog we are on our hop on hop off bus (stray) which has turned out to be really good! - we've met tons of great people along the way!
Today we've been snowboarding! Gem had a couple of lessons and is taking to it fast! i am perfecting techniques gained over many many years in the alps!... The ski field is pretty small but perfectly formed and has some good runs and even better views!
In other News i have flown a dual control stunt plane (yes i flew it!) doing loop the loops barrel rolls and flying upside down and straight towards the ground! needless to say i was a wee bit queesy for the remainder of the day!
while on talking about myself.... i did a skydive too! 12,000 feet, 45 sec free fall. Definatly the most exhilerating thing i have ever done!... i did the jump next to mount cook and over the fox glacier - the scenery was amazing!
Franz Josef next.... we both went for a full day (7hr) hike on the glacier. Crawling through tiny holes and crevases (not sure how to spell that) very tiring but well worth it. It is sooooo big! - it looks big from a few K away but upclose it is huge! - in 7hr we managed 1/4 way up!.... move over malvern charity walkers! :p
Been doing plenty of boozing here in Queenstown! - drinking coktails out of teapots! what a novelty!... well it worked on us anyway!
Sal and Mike should be in the air still somewhere - so hello to them if they get back in time to read this blog
Photos to come shortly!.... we have some good ones! :)
Missing everyone lots but still not ready to come home! a mere 5/6 weeks left!...
okay - keep the messages coming.... i'm sensing they are drying up! put the word out!
Wes and Gem xxx