Here's what I've been doing lately.
|I love this little dock|
I found my happy spot. It's at the end of my road.
I can't go there enough. I always stop here on the rare times I'm walking to or from work.
|Rainy morning at my happy place|
I went riding at Coronet peak with my old roomie, Fiona. It was fun but the first day of the season is never great. Especially when it's been a year and a half since you rode or (like me) an accident prone goofball. Long story short. I pulled my Achilles and plantar tendons, along with my calf muscle. No worries tho, they take about 6 weeks to heal and I'm on week 4. Almost no swelling and mostly pain free.
My work had a demo day.
|Getting hooked up at the K2 booth for demo day|
A few of us from work got free lift passes to Cardrona mountain in order to try out all the new 2014 season gear.
|B Mosh! Ready to Ride!|
I am so spoiled now I wanna new board when I get home. Must. Buy. The. Ride. Compact.
So much fun.
|Noodle break with Daz, Olly and Bridgette.|
Cardrona is far and away my favorite resort so far.
|It was super windy. But the sun made a few appearances on the west bowl.|
Me and Bridge had a great time riding all over with our fancy new boards.
|Bridge and me. Gotta love my funky oversized, hand-me-down goggles.|
The Queenstown winter festival ended with a street carnival.
|One of the bands at the carnival|
Then I watched the last half of a hockey game. Bridge's husband, Trev, was goalie and their friend Mr. Frodo was also playing.
|Hockey is Awesome. And! I hung out with someone named Frodo. New Zealand bucket list- completed.|
I love watching hockey! The next team up had a guy playing who couldn't even stand in his skates. His jersey? Goon. #69. Hahaha.
The next day I went riding at the Remarkables with my coworker Manea and her boyfriend Max.
|Manea! So awesome she needs 2 pairs of skis!|
Conditions were poor. Really dark and windy.
|View from the "lodge"|
So cold. I couldn't see 2 ft in front of my face.
It made for some crappy riding and goofy falls.
It was Canada day too. So I went on the town with Trev and Frodo. Geez, Canadians can party, eh?
|Oh Canada... Why do you force me to party till 4am on a work night?!?|
So much Canadian whiskey.
Unfortunately, Bridget had to stay home with the little ones....so next time I get to take her out for a Big Night. It's gonna be trouble. We're leaving bail money with Trev....
So, I've had a few nights on the town. I've got a bike from work and I've ridden around the lake a bit.
Yesterday was a day off of work. So I went back to Remarkables with Jamey.
|Such a great day. I definitely like Remarkables when I can see where I'm going haha|
Fresh snow and a bluebird day made for an awesome time.
|Jamey on the slopes.|
I even rode a little baby box and got some air on a kicker.
|Last run of the day. Out to the point on the ridge and then down the face of death.|
|Grrrrr face above the clouds|
Then I ate snow when I tried to do it again.
|This cloud swooped in the last 15 minutes of the day. Crazy weather.|
So, 3 more weeks in Queenstown.
|Sunrise. They're amazing here.|
I've been told by the roomies to come back here for summer. Fishing, biking, and 15 hours of daylight....seriously tempting.
|From my bedroom window. So beautiful here.|
I've booked my August trip. I'm going to Bali with a short stopover in Sydney.. I can't believe I'm going after talking about it for so long. So excited!
I'm so incredibly excited to come back home and see my family and friends!