Automotive Nana doesn’t sound good. So I took her to a recommended oil change shop. The oil changer had a look at her and said she’d need to see the mechanic first, because the wheel bearings were off. I got his name, took it to the next shop, and made it sound like I wasContinue reading “mayonnaise.”

the sounds of the sound.

Milford Sound was on the top of my “to see in NZ” list. That would rhyme if “z” wasn’t pronounced “zed” here. When you Google image search New Zealand, Milford Sound overwhelms the page. It’s a beauty that is so unreal, it’s almost stupid. We chose the company Go Orange for our two hour tourContinue reading “the sounds of the sound.”

rob roy, oh boy.

We went on an incredible hour hike today in Wanaka, the Rob Roy Glacier Track. The hour drive there was epic and what Barney Stinson would call “legen…dairy.” Cows were blocking our way, sheep were on their way to the “baaaa” (kiwis pronounce “bar” like Bostonians, without the ‘r’), waterfalls were flowing from gigantic cliffContinue reading “rob roy, oh boy.”

it’s all comin’ together.

I feel like today could be the first day of the rest of my literary life. Did that come across too strongly? Brittany found a job for us near Wanaka and the host is a beautiful travel writer who also just finished her first teenage novel. To top it all off, Carla recently opened herContinue reading “it’s all comin’ together.”