Saturday, January 20, 2007

It's not the years...

During our trip to New Zealand, we had rented a car to tour the South Island. Everything was great, except that the car was quite below expectations. For starters, it had 160K miles on it. So, naturally when returning the car, we had some complaints. The guy argued that it's just two years old.

"It's not the years, it's the mileage!" said I. Of course, it didn't matter much to him, but I had the smug satisfaction of mouthing a neat quote from Indiana Jones.

New Zealand trip was great. We did the luge in Rotorua, bungee in Queenstown and sea kayaking in Milford Sound. It was rainier than expected, but didn't really make much of a difference in the end. Queenstown must be one of the prettiest towns in the world. Now I have to make it back there for snowboarding in their winters.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Bungee jump video...

I edited away the first non-jump :). This was really scary for me. I am sure it is easier the second time around -- though why I would want to do it the second time around is something I don't have an answer for.

This is off of the Kawarau river bridge near Queenstown in New Zealand. Apparently this is the first place in the world where bungee happened.