Biking around Australia


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April 1st, 2003

Auckland Airport, NZ
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Haven't really slept at this point but it is daylight again so it warrants a new day on this site.

Did sleep a little on one of the benches. My laptop bag at my head and the bike making a nice little wall on the other side.

Turns out they forgot to charge me for excess baggage on the way to Auckland...cause I had to pay for it this time. Waited and waited till 9:30am when I got on the plane to Christchurch. The flight was alright. Getting off the plane, four the fourth time now the stewardesses all acted the same. "Thank you...thank you....thank you very much....uh.....". I they'd just look at me and I'd smile and they wouldn't say anything.

Walked into the airport and no MCQ. Then I realized this was past the security checkpoint so he might be downstairs. I came down the stairs and there he was holding a little "Craig" sign. Funny, we didn't even greet each other at first, the first thing we both did was pull out our little digital cameras and take pictures of each other. So good to see a familiar face. We spent an hour or two at the airport while I put my bike back together. Stopped at a fish and chips shop on the way to the holiday park. Yummy! Pulled into the caravan park and talked awhile, then I slept slept slept slept. Somehow I woke up several hours later and then we went to the stoore. VB is half the price compared to Australia! Wow!

Went back to the HP and made a big stir fry and I drank my first beer in New Zealand. Making sure this time to buy cans so I could give my Dad the can. We are taking tomorrow off also, I need more sleep anyway.

 

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Auckland Airport, NZ



over New Zealand



over New Zealand



over New Zealand

I like that sticker, don't stand on the engines...especially right now

Christchurch airport, NZ

MCQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Christchurch airport, NZ

putting the bike back together

Christchurch airport, NZ

poof! back together

Christchurch airport, NZ




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since yer down here, remember that math is fun!...
636622 + 63738 = 700360