Friday, January 23, 2009

Im back...


Yip, its me.

Yip, Im ok.

Yip, it still hurts, but not like it did in my previous post.

Before I start, I need to say thank you.

The support and love you sent my way was truely something that I didnt expect. I am completely amazed and in awe of the people I have gotten to "know" through this blog.

You have become my friends.

No. Really.

This is not just something Im saying to make you all feel warm and gooey inside.

When I sit down at the computer and log into my page and see the comments there, I cannot help but smile at the wonderful people who "live" in my computer. I go onto each of your pages and carry on smiling as I read of whats happening in your lives..often on the other side of the world.

**I do however have to insert an apology here though. I havent been commenting as regularly as I should be. I am being so darn sneaky. I am reading, and then I am leaving. I am sorry. Buuuut, if you scroll down on your little mouses, you will find a post about the joys of dial-up on a farm in the middle of New Zealand and you will see what I have to go through to open an internet page. Sooo, Im sure that you will forgive me for just reading your it takes an immense amount of time for me to even open them!**

Now that thats out the way, I will tell you what I have been up to the last few days. Im not however going to be able to post pics. However..they will be on Facebook real soon, so if you would like to add me..go ahead :)

My sister (Colleen) and I decided to do a little road tripping!

So, we set off on Wednesday morning and after a little stop in town to pick up some much needed supplies (snorkel sets, baby fish marshmallow chocs, a pie for breakfast - terrible, I know!) and some other things..we set off!

I had made the road tripping cd, we had the tent and the air mattress in the boot and we were off until Friday night! I must say here that we actually had NO idea where we were going. Just that we were going "Up North"

We drove for a few hours and then got to Goats Island. An AMAZINGLY stunning, beautiful Marine Reserve that we spent the rest of the day at, snorkeling. It was awesome! Its a Bay with an island in the sea thats protected from fishing ect, so there are heaps of fish and they are all really tame! I got seriously sunburnt (as usual) and had an amazing time.

Towards the end of the day, we packed up and headed furthur up north to a place called Russel. It was the first capital of NZ and although it took us 4hrs to get there (through winding dirt roads!) it was worth it. We ate in a gorgeous little restuarant next to the water and headed back to a night in the tent.

We woke the next day to another sunny, sweltering hot day (I could just see the sunburn now..) and we drove down to a place called Matheson Bay. Its beyond stunning and when you see the pics on Facebook, it will take your breath away.

We lay in the sun and read our books and soaked up the rays...not that I needed any more sun!

After that we headed furthur down to Waiwera. We camped there for the night - RIGHT next to the sea! It was will just have to go and have a look at the pics!

We spent today at the Waiwera Thermal Pool Resort, in pools of water that were about 40 degrees Celcius. Seriously Flippen Hot!! (Just for the record, my sunburn SCREAMED at me when I climbed in!!)

We spent until about 1pm there, then headed home, back to the farm. We got here a little while ago, dead tired and sunburnt, but really happy with the trip and ourselves for finding our way to almost the top of the North Island of New Zealand with just 2 girls and a map!!

Ps: Pics should be on Facebook in the next few days!


Klin said...

I love road trips, My girlfriend and I used to jump in one of cars and go somewhere for the weekend. Never planned and we slept in the car and showered at truck stops.

I'm going to add you to my face book so I can see pics.

Busy Bee Lauren said...

I am so glad you are back and feeling a little better! I have missed you.

I am happy you got to go with Colleen on a road trip! I cant wait to see the pics.

aurora said...

So glad to see a post! Sounds like a great trip!
Glad that things look a bit brighter. {hugs}

Unknown said...

Happy to see you back in form, Chell. And yes, I do think I am feeling warm and gooey inside. >;) Thanks for being my bloggy friend. I want to add you to my Facebook to see the road trip pics, but I don't know how! My full name is Ana Cristina Simon, if you can look me up.

Nancy Face said...

It made me feel so happy to read about your super fun and awesome road trip! Wow! What an adventurous person you are! I'm glad you had such a great time and didn't even get LOST, tee hee! :D

I'm glad you're beginning to feel a little better! :)

Hannahkin said...

Chell, my love! :)

thanks for sharing this with us! so cool that you and your sister went on a road trip... and you had baby fish marshmallow chocolates, WHAT?! what ARE those, anyway? :)

i want to friend you on facebook! look me up on Lauren's friend list, or send me an email with a link to your facebook. the places sound uh-MAY-zin!

i love ya :)

Heather said...

Oh FACEBOOK, can't wait to see the pics.

Jayci said...

i love your stories!! it all sounds like such a wonderful adventure, driving around New Zealand. There's a nurse at the clinic I work at from there and she has the COOLEST accent. Now I'm trying to read your post with the accent in my head and you have the COOLEST VOICE!! :oD haha I'm a weirdo, I know. Thank you for the congratulations! I'm very excited, and can't believe it, even now. Keep having so much fun and I'm excited to hear more stories!

Rox said...

Hey Chell, GREAT to have you back!!! Sounds like you had an awesome road trip!! I just tried to find you on facebook, but i need your surname!! Or you could add me, i'm under Rox Richardson!! Am dying to see the pics!! Hope you are keeping well!! Lots of love and God Bless

Unknown said...

welcome back! i'm glad you're doing better..

and oh my goodness, your road trip with your sis sounds so exotic! i'm heading to facebook..i want to see pics!

Help I need a user name! said...

Yay Chell! I'm glad you went out with your sister and had a blast! Sisters are great, aren't they?

If I ever learn to maneuver Facebook, I will stop by. But for now, I'm so, so, SO glad you're feeling a little better. And you're still in my prayers!

amy mo said...

First of all, I feel like such a jerk!! I read your last post and wrote a comment, but it didn't post and then I forgot to repost it. I am glad that you're feeling better though. I felt soo sad for you when I read that post.

Now on to the fun stuff. Your trip sounds A-MA-ZING. Can I come visit you to go on another road trip with you guys?? It pretty much sounds perfect. I hope you know I'm extremely jealous :)

Chellie said...

I'm so glad you are doing better.

Road trips are the best! I love them - especially spur of the moment road trips. Unfortunately with kids, nothing is spur-of-the-moment. :)

I loved all of your pictures! You look beautiful!

Mars said...

Wow you are so adventureous! Sounds fun & beautiful! I can't wait to see the pics!

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