Today is preparation day. I have already dropped Kaycee off at my parents place, along with her dish, food, collar, and a cake of fruit and nut chocolate for Mum. She knew something was up and when I was about to leave she decided to start a round of her favourite game. I call it the "you-can't-catch-me I'm-a-mad-dog" game, and it involves tearing around darting and weaving just out of everyones reach, with ears pinned back growling her most terrifying growl (which isn't very terrifying at all). I finally clamed her down and gave her to Dad to hold while I drove away.
I'm now in the process of packing everything in the van. Then I just need to race into town, fill the tank with desil, and pick up Teds gear from his place (Teds flying up to Muriwai next weekend and I'll meet him there with his buggy). I'll drive two hours to Picton tonight, where I'll catch the 5.30am sailing of the Interislander ferry to the North island in the morning.
Hopefully I'll be blogging on the road but will only be able to upload occasionally, so you might see several days posts appearing at once. I'll endevour to post 1-3 photos a day, along with odometer readings, and locations. I might even get all fancy and post a map with a line charting my course so you can see where I've been, like Tonya did on her road trip blog reports.
I am itching to get going now. Thrilled at the thought of the new experiences pending, and the photos I know are out there waiting to be caught.