|Current mood:|| excited|
Well it's about 1:00pm Oct. 15th New Zealand time. Erin and I were suppose to fly out yesterday and today but that didn't happen. :( As of now we are suppose to be leaving tomorrow, however we haven't recieved a fax saying either way so it's still up in the air!! I'm excited to get on with it, but I'm really starting to love it here in Christchurch. It's so beautiful, it's lush and green, all the plants are so alive and colorful. i really never imagined it would be this amazing. You can snowboard and surf in the same day! It's absolutley insane! The flights here were so boring and uncomfortable but I would do it all over again just to spend a few days here. If you stop and listen you hear the sound of birds constantly, it's so abnormal because it's almost as if you were in the jungle?? Sometimes I'm not even sure I'm in a different country because they speak English here and there are McDonalds for crying out loud!!! :) It's very funny when we hear the locals comment US on OUR accents!! We had orientation Sunday where we learned quite a bit about whats going to happen when we do finally fly out. We were also issued our ice gear. This meant trying everything on to make sure it was going to be comfortable when we got to the ice. I'm just now realizing what an amazing opportunity this is for me. I am so glad that I jumped @ this when I did because it's definatley something I will never forget. The food down here is definatley a trip, it's very English/European orientated, very good though I might add. I sometimes feel like we're walking around with a big spotlight shining down on us, that everyone here can identify us as 'Americans' with out so much as a second glance. It's wicked weird. Luckily we've met a couple guys who were nice enough to take time out of their schedules to be our personal tour guides, which has been really amazing. I miss all my family and friends @ home, I just wish they were here to enjoy paradise with me. Today is the second day that the weather has cooperated and been very, very beautiful. The past days were very dreary, or dodgy as they say here, and rainy. Well that's enough babbling for one day, however I will be writing again soon! :)
I don't really have much time for Shout Outs anymore, I just want to send out warm wishes for all my friends and family!! I love you guys, and miss you (you all know who you are).