Update from Sidney-2 days till launch!
Trip Start Jan 14, 2008
20Trip End Feb 21, 2008
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It's been tough getting ready for the trip. I've been orgainising clothes, packing backpacks, and belive it or not, scrubbing shoes! New Zealand has a great ecological footprint and wants it to stay that way, so you have to clean simply everything of dirt, organic material, and anything else that might introduce foreign organisms. At least we won't have to do it at the airport!
I had a hard time choosing which book to take, which should be no suprise to those people who know me, but I finally settled on a encyclopedia. No, not that kind. It's a little book that has info on just everything. Glaciers, rugby, and chemistry are only a few of the topics contained in this little marvel. (A note to everyone at MDCS that's reading this: it was a present from Colyn's mom. Thanks a lot, Ellen!)
The TSA regulations about not taking liquids and weapons on the plane are kind of annoying. We couldn't even take a water bottle with water in it! Of course, I'll make sure to bring my Swiss Army knife. (Just joking, TSA people reading this! Really!)
Thats about it for now.