Monday, January 26, 2009


You are looking at our home in New Zealand for the next 6 weeks! New Zealand is known for its incredible scenery EVERYWHERE, so we decided that a camper van was the way to travel. “Wicked Vans” are famous for their colorful paint jobs (smiley faces and peace signs) and “wise” sayings painted on the back (if a man is wrong and there isn’t a woman to hear him is he really wrong? Or, the answer to the world’s problems: get the hungry to eat the homeless). Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed when we picked up our van and it was lacking a bit in the “wisdom” department. Painted on the side is “Town Drunk” in “graffiti from the hood style.” On the back it says “A town drunk with all that alky funk.” I really wanted the van with monkeys painted all over it and one big gorilla on the back that said, “If you’re going to be a monkey, you might as well be a bloody Gorilla.” But, I guess I should count my blessings that we did not get the van parked next to ours that was covered with bare chested cartoon women ( I couldn’t even bring myself to look for any wisdom on the rear of that van)!

Given my disappointment, I thought it best to search the Universe to find out why we were given this van. Hmm…..could it be because I recently invented the “Blue Goose” (Grey Goose Martini with blue cheese stuffed olives minus the olives)? Or, that our friend Audrey gave us the largest bottle of Grey Goose ever made as a “consumable” Christmas gift (consumable is important when you don’t have a house)? Maybe it is because my Mother-In-Law, Judi, designated me the Pomegranate Martini Bartender over the holidays? Could it be because our storage pod is half filled with every type of glassware imaginable? Hmm…could it really be that we are supposed to relax, kick-back and have an incredible time traveling! Well, we’ll give it a shot! CHEERS to our New Zealand adventures!

P.S. We will post the photos and blog from Chile and Argentina when we think of something snappy to say :)

P.P.S. Joe is in Australia because he was afraid to cuddle with us in our van! Smart man!