Today we will hike to Franz Josef Glacier on the wild West Coast of New Zealand. Working on mom to take a helicopter trip to the top while I hike. Let’s see! Yesterday we made a beautiful drive from Lake Wanaka. Some of our highlights can be found here. The past few days have been full of driving. We are half-way up the South Island & I figure we have a few more days to Marlborough Sounds, where I think we will pause for a few days. I’m thinking we will skip the North Island on this trip, as we are on beauty overload and mom needs some rest for a few days.
It’s been so much fun getting into a rhythm with mom. We know each other so well, yet we haven’t spent 30 full days together since I was a baby. Allot has changed since then. Each of us our unique preferences, styles of music to listen to in the car, eating habits, sleeping schedules, energy cycles, endurance, thought patterns, etc. That said, the strongest common element is our desire to find harmony and enjoy one another. This takes patience, understanding and compassion. It is a great opportunity for each of us to grow. This is what relationships are all about anyway. And we are learning allot. That is not to say we are having a tough time getting along; actually quite the opposite. I don’t think I’ve laughed this much in years. We joke like kids & reminisce about the ridiculousness of the past. Oh, what fun! Like two kids in a candy store, of which we have hit plenty along the way. That is to say, holding onto my raw diet on these travels has not been too successful. My mom keeps urging me to help her get healthy and then seduces me with delicious sweet delicacies along our journey. Oh well, you can’t win them all. In the name of flow, I’m on the wave of a pleasure seeker The journey continues. Time to hike.
Love & Light,