"When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty." (John Muir, Travels in Alaska)
This week, Dave and I were dog-sitting as we prepared for our six week road trip across the North and South Islands of New Zealand. The dogs, Evee and Ninya, are New Zealand Huntaways. They're two of the most awesome dogs I've ever encountered!
"you can't say no to me!"
Starting tomorrow morning, we will be living out of a van, so this week we took a few days to build an awesome platform bed into the back of the vehicle.
Under the bed, there is space for our clothes and personal items; hiking and camping gear; and a nearly-fully outfitted kitchen (cooler, propane range, and pantry box).
All pimped out and ready to ride! But Evee and Ninya are wondering where we are going, and whether they will come along...
So, until June 1, my updates will be irregular. I've written a few blog posts that will automatically post themselves over the course of the next few weeks, so I don't feel any obligation to find internet. Although I will probably pop into a library or internet cafe to check email and post a few pictures a few times, I'm looking forward to an unplugged existence.