Lots…

Lots of stuff to update this time.  My dearest friend Morgan has returned to the country making me a very happy chappy.  It is great to have her back not only because its good to have her close by but i missed having a decent conversation with her.  Now that she is only an hour away in Sydney it is so much easier than on the other side of the planet.

Other friend related news is Michelle F from my fantastic Contiki crew is heading downunder for New Years in Sydney.  Hopefully she can make it up to Brisbane for a day or more and we can catch up.  It would be awesome to see her again.  Speaking of Contiki I have booked my next one… well Two.  On the 30th of August 2007 I will be flying to the good old US of A.

I will be heading over to Auckland first on my trip to LA.  I will be flying with Air New Zealand and United Airlines.  While in the USA i will be doing two Contiki tours.  First will be the Grand Southern departing LA on the 1st of September.  Along the way I will visit Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, Washington DC and then finally arriving into New York on the 24th of September.  On the 25th of September i start my Big Apple Explorer tour and that will take me till the 28th of September before i start my long journey home from New York’s JFK Airport.  I am hoping to get a chance to do some spotting while I’m away.  Hopefully at either JFK or LAX.

On the topic of spotting went out today to the airport and got some spotting done.  It had been a while since I had been out so needed to get out.  Wasn’t that great for shots.  About the only good thing about the day was getting a shot of the HeavyLift Belfast.  I have been chasing that beast for so long and finally got a shot.  Gave my new Tripod a work out on Saturday night by taking it up to Mt Cootha.  Been testing out shooting in RAW format and the conversion process but we will see how things go.  I want to end up entering a photo of mine into the Ekka next year but who knows if that is going to happen.

Its late im outta here.

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slack

I have been so slack lately.  I haven’t been posting much but thats because I have been LAZY!  Most of time though I have been working and what free time I have had I’ve been watching a new TV show I’m now hooked on.  Entourage.  It’s such a good show.  You should check it out.  Also lately I have been working out when to go on my next trip.  I have decided to do another Contiki Tour.  I think it will be heaps of fun.  Going to be doing the “Grand Southern” tour through the USA.  The only problem I have at the moment is when to go.

Not Sure when to go as I would love to go when it wont be so hot in the southern states like Florida etc but that means leaving it till like November.  But then I also want to go around August (can spend my birthday in Vegas).  But then it will be pretty damn hot in the southern states.. and I dont like heat.  I am not sure yet but I might wait until January to really start planning this.  Air New Zealand looks to be the cheapest flights to LA return and then adding on a one way flight from New York to LA.  If I can get the 6 weeks off from work I would love to make a few extra stops, Toronto, Edmonton, Seattle and Hawaii.  All of those stops I could do in the extra 2 weeks I would need.

Anyway time to go.  To many things to do.. Not