Because I've had a down turn in this need to be a female, wife has encouraged me to grow a beard over the last week. She says I look hot like George Michael did (she had the hots for him), but every time I looked in the mirror all I saw was Willie Nelson looking back at me.
Anyway the chin growth came off last night and this morning I had some time for myself.
I would have done something exciting except for one thing
I've just spent the last of my money on a hire car to use next weekend in Otago.
I know it's not right to have a favourite child, but I'm taking her and leaving her down there, to experience Otago University for the next 3 years.
At the same time my wife & I will spend a few days exploring the sights of Queenstown, Wanaka etc. Many of you have seen the scenery in Lord or the Rings, Cliffhanger (Sylvester Stallone) and Lake Wanaka was even mentioned by Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible as a holiday spot. Nothing is so magical as sitting on the shore of Lake Wanaka, enjoying an ice cream from the ice cream booth while looking across at a snow covered Mt Aspiring and breathing crisp clean air on a warm summer day.
|2002 photo as I flew around Mt Aspiring|
|Not Lake Wanaka, but there are so many I've forgotten this lakes name|
PS. Just because I publish how great the area is, I didn't know Reese Witherspoon and Oprah would read my blog and turn up just hours latter at Queenstown, think I might have to buy a new dress in case I "bump into them"