So my last post brought up a good point. Where am I going, what am I doing?
Well for the moment, I’m trying just to get off the Ice. Once off the ice which is a feat unto itself. Uggh!
Once off the ice I’ll probably be hanging around New Zealand for 2 weeks or so. Most of my ice friends are going there or Australia, or Fuji, or Thailand, or some such so I’ll probably hang loose with them. A few of the more ambitious ones are heading to Mongolia or doing an around the world trip, which I’m just not up to right now. I am on the other hand up perfectly able to remain horizontal for several light ages, crisp till brown and turn. Well maybe not like beach movies, but certainly beaches and non-fridge temperatures for a few weeks. (Maybe even Hawaii, but I figure it’s a state so I’ll get there eventually.)
Then off to Australia. Rachel a friend of mine from down here wants to go up there after her boyfriend leaves New Zealand for his visit so as I was planning on it anyway, I’m all for it. I’ve got a friend who’s likely to be in Melbourne and we’ll probably have other icer’s around as well. From there I haven’t a clue, maybe another country, probably home.
I’m ready to come home and enjoy the company of friends and family. I’ve got a few people I need to visit anyway. Home is where the heart is and my heart is in the Rockies. Now how long I’ll be home is up in the air. If I get stuck then I’ll be there till I come back here (yes I’m still planning on it, although the end of the season is never a good time to ask a person about it). Otherwise if I find another international job and end up out there, then you’ll see me leave earlier. Beyond that I’ll be spending the summer working & prepping the documentary on McMurdo culture.
Feb 17th +/- I’ll get off the ice
Feb 26 +/- Australia
March ? Australia to some place maybe
March 17th +/- head home to states. (Stop in LA is possible for a trip up/down the coast)
(There’s a chance I could join a few others here and work on one of many organic farms in New Zealand before I leave which might through might dates out of whack)