Monday, March 31, 2008

my body's in the office but my mind is ...

As the title states, my body is in my office, the first office I've had with real windows, but still my mind is on the beach. So here is another photo from this weekend. 

Saturday, March 29, 2008

A day at the beach

I finally got to the beach. Everyone at the hostel was saying that it was so far away when in reality it wasn't. 

It was a beautiful day of doing almost nothing. 

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Campus

The Campus looks like a jungle. It use to be a swamp before the drained it and built the university, or Uni. The water is gone, but the mosquitos haven't quite figured that out. There are also a bunch of lizards every where. Some day I'll sneak up on one to take a photo. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My first day

Here is my new home... well at least the building where my new office is. I'm surprised that every one is always smiling and laughing and completely ripping each other apart. It's wonderful. I am once again the only girl in the office, but by now I am use to that. 

Monday, March 24, 2008

The First Sunny Day

This was the first sunny day since I've been here. I know it's not the best photo ever, but this is such an exotic view for me. Not much more has happened. I've become antsy waiting for the school to open, I need to relearn how to take a vacation.  

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Birds of Paradise

Although it has been raining all yesterday and today, there was a glint of sun just long enough for me to take some photos of these Birds of Paradise. I believe that these were the main flowers at my parents wedding. I can understand why my mother picked them, they are so beautiful!

Friday, March 21, 2008


My view of Sydney. Another place to go and visit to get some better photos. The train ride was beautiful, but I was too tired and the sky was too grey for better photos of the ride (this is my excuse I know it's not a good one)

All the books I've read on Australia talk about the view you get when you first land; the amazing blue sky and brilliant colors. What they don't tell you is how it looks if you land while it's raining out side; grey and more grey. It's suppose to rain until after Monday, but the true silver lining is that I can sleep, drink coffee (and they may be right about having the best coffee in the world although Turkish coffee is amazing as well), and not worry about all the beautiful photos I'm missing at the beach. 

Arrived in Auckland

This was my view of New Zealand. Not the best shot I know, but gives a great reason to go back and visit... I need a better shot of the airport, and maybe some from outside as well. 

I am now safe in the New Zealand airport.  I have to say last night was the longest night of my life, quite literally. I started in Minneapolis at 5:15 p.m. (central time) then I left LAX at 10:30 p.m. LA time and arrived in Auckland at about 11:15 am LA time (7:15 Auckland time), the sun was just starting to rise. You could say that this last Thursday was the shortest day of my life. I left LA on Wed. night and arrived on Friday morning 12 hrs and 45 min later. As you might be able to tell I'm not quite all together thus I'm rambling. One more thing before I go, The flight was long enough so that I could sleep, watch 4 movies and 6 tv episodes enjoy two meals, three glasses of wine and three cups of the best coffee I've ever tasted. Many of these were done simultaneously. Now I have a three hour flight and a three - four hour train ride to my hostel. I'll try to get some photos for that entry. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Migratory Birds

Through Nebraska there were fields filled with birds. Here are just some. It's not the best photo, but I was in a car... What can you expect :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

The road trip

Seth and I had a long road trip, and I'm glad that I had my camera to keep me occupied. This was from the second morning of our trip, it was foggy, bright, and beautiful. 

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Start of the Move

The journey to Australia has begun, and like all of my travels, this one has had its... complications. Between the service engine light, the rear lights and the horrible service from the trailer company, it has been rather interesting. But enough about that... The landscape has been absolutely amazing and thus the photos have been as well. Enjoy seeing my trip from the Rockies, through Middle America, and up into the Midwest.