The Best of Free Fun
Trip Start Oct 28, 2004
105Trip End Aug 08, 2005
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"If you wish to secure free board, free room, and free medical attention there is one infallible way of obtaining it. Walk up to the biggest policeman you can find and hit him in the face. The amount of free medical attention will depend of the size of the policeman."-Ernest Hemmingway
*Walking through the video store and talking about all the movies.
*Spending hours in each bookstore we find.
*Scheduling our trips around when each town is having their holiday parade.
*Sitting at McDonalds and drinking Coke. (please refer to the McDonalds essay)
*Trying to convince drug dealers that we are not infact hippies.
*Catching a glimpse of our reflection in a mirror after not showering for three days.
*Watching Molly chase the birds away.
*Sneaking into hostels.
*Taking tours of the vans of the other travelers we meet.
*The TePapa Museum in Wellington.
*Watching LOTR at the Film Archives in Wellington.
*All the looks we got while dreading Mike's hair.
*Sitting at the King Kong filmming location sites watching the extras and hoping we could be one.
*Guessing how many photo albums our van will end up in (three confirmed).
*Deciphering all the road signs. (for example: the orange triangular sign with the large exclamation point or the yellow sign that just has a wind sock on it)
*The unlimited converstations inspired by the van.
*Meeting 13 year old boys at McDonalds.
*Tricking people into believing I do not know what Lord of the Rings is. "What Lord of the Rings? What's that?" Their expressions are priceless.