My family left yesterday morning, after we've toured quite a substantial bit. It feels like my mind has been running a lot of programs for a while, so I can't even collect my thoughts (right now I'm in a crummy convenience store which is of course playing terrible radio) so instead here is a list of some things we did since we last spoke:
- went to Nelson, where my family went on a somewhat ill-fated kayaking trip to see some seals, while I stayed back, skyped some professors, and got accepted to the University of Washington
- went to Kaikoura, went out on a boat to see literally hundreds of dolphins doing flips and stuff
- went to Christchurch, met our friend's brother's wife's parents, the Fosters, who kindly put us up and helped me as I:
- got a bike lined up to go biking!
My route looks something like this. I am excited to get back on two wheels, excited to have a bit more time, sad that my family has left, and only a little nervous about biking so much.