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Old 11-13-2016, 10:05 PM   #31
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The wife and I have done the trip from LA to Melbourne and it is a long haul but luckily we were in the upper cabin of a 747 in B-class so it wasn't too bad. Would love to go back and might get the chance next year with my wife's big Rio Tinto project.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:52 PM   #32
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Griff, nonetheless, check in when you can.
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Old 11-14-2016, 05:10 AM   #33
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Yeah. I want to taunt you about the game
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:12 AM   #34
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You can imagine how violent the quake was that tore up the ground and stranded these cattle on a grassy island.
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Old 11-15-2016, 11:31 PM   #35
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These cows were apparently rescued by a couple of farmers with shovels. It would have been worth it to see them down safely. There's a few thousand dollars worth of beef there.
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:56 AM   #36
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Yes, they were moved to another farm, so they're safe and sound... and tasty.
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:50 PM   #37
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No! Get off the road train tracks, go back to bed.
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:49 AM   #38
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♪ ♫ I whip my train back an forth
I whip my train back an forth ♪ ♫
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Old 11-19-2016, 07:43 PM   #39
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♪ ♫ I whip my train back an forth
I whip my train back an forth ♪ ♫
this is not the masturbation thread.

At least it wasn't.....
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:20 PM   #40
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Having computer sync problem iphone to pc will update I hope! Frontier sucks as well.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:44 PM   #41
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Toad Hall

On the way to Abel Tasman, I spotted something familiar, so I snapped a pic on the way back.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:54 PM   #42
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Earthquake!

So we didn't feel a thing. We left Wellington and flew to Queenstown before the earthquake. We saw some minor road and building damage in our travels but never felt a tremor.

Later in the trip we saw the USS Sampson which was in NZ for the 75th anniversary of their navy but was diverted for earthquake relief. She was the first US boat to visit since the banning of nukes from New Zealand.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:12 PM   #43
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Milford Sound

Milford Sound was the most spectacular place on the itinerary. We had a guided kayak paddle of about 3hours.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:25 PM   #44
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Ben Lomond, the one in NZed

Lil' G and I hiked Ben Lomond forgoing the lift at the bottom it became an all day affair.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:54 PM   #45
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Politics

So NZ doesn't seem terribly enamored of our recent political choice making. We stayed at the Jugglers Rest in Picton. The dude sleeping in the next room was doing a one man show in the town's funky little theatre. It was hilarious and a little painful.
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