Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Don't look down







After two months on the road, we find ourselves in Queenstown, the gorgeous place where crazy people like to do crazy stunts and where the reputation as adrenalin-fuelled adventure capital of the world is fitting. (Naturally, it's also a case of open-your-wallet-and-let-the-cash-fly-out because Queenstown'll suck you dry of funds before you can say “bungy”.)


Indeed, my big brave spouse did take the bungy plunge after years of putting it off, and it was a hell of a sight. He's even got the T-shirt to prove it. Were he also inclined – and if we were zillionaires – there’s also the world-renowned Shotover jet, the nausea-inducing aerobatic flights, mountain climbing, rock climbing, fly-by-wire, whitewater rafting, heliskiing, gliding, parapenting, parachuting and a zillion other thrills. You name it, and some entrepreneurial Kiwi has set up shop here.


Annie and Molly opted for the bungy trampoline – that’s Annie upside down - and now of course they’re asking: “Mama, when can we get one of these in the back yard?”



11 comments:

Cath said...

Odd.... Doog seems like the sort to start each day with a bungee jump, just to get the heart going. (Mere mortal just drink coffee.)

Nancy Harper said...

Cath: One day I'll use the bungy cord to tie him to a tree...
nanc

Robert said...

Hey guys,

I check your blog daily to see a daily picture and some kind of adventure of your day. It so nice to see Doog, Annie, Molly and yourself enjoying your time away from Canada. You guys are so great.....Mary and I are very envious of your time in Auss and New Zealand. I guess we will live through your eyes for the next year or so.

Take care and will write soon!!

Love Robert, Mary, Niki & Jake

Nancy Harper said...

Oooh, how I wish you guys could come here! You wouldn't want to leave either. Heaps of love and thanks for your support, Robert.
harps

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading your Jan. postings all in one go and all I can say is..I don't have the words! It's all so great; the pictures, the stories, the places, Doog's escapades and even your wardrobe-no matter what some of your friends have said. Incidently, I figure that Annie and Molly will be able to teach Biology- in all its aspects- any day now.

Nancy Harper said...

Whoever you are, you've made my day.

Clint said...

I miss you guys and I love seeing all your photos. What a treat - those mountains are beeyootifull. Been checking in regular like, Nance. You're a fastidious blogger! Go GRRL!

Nancy Harper said...

Clint if it wasn't for you telling me about blogs I'd never have done it in the first place...so if I ever get my book published, you'll get lotsa mentions!!
lotsa love
harps

Anonymous said...

Hi Nanc etc

Loved looking at the photos & reading your always entertaining commentray - sure brought back some memories of our time in NZ & confirmed once again why it was so hard to leave there

Pat

Nancy Mc said...

Hey Nanny,
I finally am on to this blog thing and will be more committed to being in touch. I just love all of the pics and your wonderful literary comments. I always get a laugh out of your way with words. you're the best!!!
Nanc

Nancy Harper said...

Hi Nanc and Pat and everyone... thanks so much for your support! Fingers crossed that a publisher will one day feel the same...
love from me
xxx