Now let me see… what could I do with an entirely free (and utterly beautiful) day on a nice, long weekend?  How about something awesome and filled with stuff I like?  Getting away from the city noise: check.  Good music: check.  Exploring new places: check.  Breathtaking and amazing views: check.  Even more breathtaking and amazing girlfriend: check.  Stars and mountains and South Pacific islands: check.

And since I’m doing a roadtrip with my girlfriend, why not make it on some of the most deserted / fun / wide-open / beautiful / winding / well-kept roads in the world?  Cool.  Thanks for being all sweet-as like that, New Zealand.

That title (no, I’m not putting in here again) is the longest place name in any English-speaking country in the entire world.  Turns out, it’s in New Zealand.  Turns out, it’s also kind of in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.  Good thing for us that the middle of nowhere is still within striking distance of a day trip from Wellington.  Been there, done that.  They don’t sell T-shirts… yet.

And whenever they do, they’ll have to be really big ones.



What does it mean??

Rachel @ June 12, 2013 8:00 am


Haha! It means something like “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who travelled about, played his nose flute to his loved one”.

I don’t know about you, but I’m inspired. :-)

~ Brad

Big Bad Brad @ July 2, 2013 7:39 pm

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