Trip Start Oct 30, 2012
148Trip End May 30, 2013
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Slowly but surely we have made our way down through Asia towards Australia and then to NZ. It just seemed to happen naturally.
But we're flying to New Zealand today – New Zealand!
You can't get any further away from where we were born and still be on this planet. I remember dreaming about this place when I graduated Teacher's college and applied for jobs, but the teacher shortage was over. Eventually, we abandoned dreams of New Zealand's mountains for the reality of the Rockies and moved out west. Then, on our first trip it was fun to fantasize about the idea of cycling all the way to NZ (with a few boats and planes between) but we knew it was never REALLY going to happen. We kind of forgot about those old dreams and got focused on what was feasible at the time.
But now we're flying to New Zealand tonight! It's time to remember all these things and get excited again! I wasn't sure 'if' or 'how' it would ever happen, but here it is. Today's the day!
You'd think that for something we'd thought so long about we might have done a little research and planning, but true to form, we haven't!