Thursday, September 18, 2008


I often find it odd that no matter how long a person is gone on vacation, it really takes no time at all to get back in the “swing” of things. I was out of the office for a month, between vacation and the attempted conference in Austin. Today is now my 4th day in the office, and my vacation feels like a long long time ago. It’s not that work is horrible. It really isn’t, I love what I do.

In addition, I am hyper today, I woke up this way. Of course I am sure the coffee I enjoyed this morning hasn’t helped much, I think I need to go work out or something. I haven’t actually worked out in forever though, so I’m sure after 5 mins I’d be beat – which I guess would achieve my goal.

Have I mentioned yet that I am going to New Zealand for Christmas? I am very excited, I haven’t been there since I was backpacking in 2001. My cousin had a baby last year, and another this year, so myself, mum, dad and brother are going to be out there for Chrimbo. I have yet to book my flights though, they are so darn expensive, it costs twice as much to fly from Portland to New Zealand as it does to fly from Portland to England, and it only takes 2 hours more… it make no sense to me what so ever, and it very frustrating, but I am just going to have to suck it up and pay a ridiculous amount of money to be cramped up and tired. However, it will be worth it, I haven’t seen that part of the family in such a long time, and it will be nice to see the first of our new generation.
New Zealand is such a beautiful country, and I am very excited to be going back there.  The last time I was there, I did and saw so much... sky dived, bungy jumped, white water rafted, kayaked, glacier hiked.  This time I don't think it will be quite as busy, for one thing I won't be there for as long, and for another I won't be touring around as much.

Thats the other thing, as soon as I get back from one vacation, I seem to be looking forward to the next.  :)


  1. Another holiday already! Well for some :)

    I don't know whether it works between the US and Canada, but in Europe it's often cheaper to fly via another country. For instance there if I flew to Amsterdam from Southampton and then to wherever by KLM instead of BA, there's a big saving. Friends in France flew to Dubai from Milan instead of Paris. Worth investigating perhaps.

  2. That's worth a look. The best option I have found so far is going through canada, as I'm only going for 2 weeks, I am trying to decide if I want to save money, or save travel time... it's a tough call.

    But I am going to dig around more and see what I can find - thanks.

  3. But how exciting! New Zealand! I have seen all the pictures. Simply gorgeous. I didn't know you had been there before. And I am still impressed about the skydiving, btw. :) There must be some way to save money. Join the Air Force, maybe?

  4. Funny thing that.. today is my third day back at work after le French trip and I have just booked my holiday to Normandy next year... lol

    Lucky you, NZ.. want so much to go there, but not enough pennies in the coffers


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