Weird Shit Velcro – Stories About Navigating The Human Landscape

I have captivated all of my friends and family for many years with my dating and daily life stories. Thus, this blog is my opportunity to share these amusing and ridiculous anecdotes with anyone who is interested, bored with their life, passing time or just has the awesome, shit ass luck to run upon it by chance. If nothing else, you will be entertained…start with March 20 "You will be entertained….too good to make up."

Queenstown…spectacular beauty meets extreme sport capital of the world!


It is quite incredible that almost every area I visit in New Zealand is more beautiful than the last. For such a small country the diversity of things to do is simply incredible.

I am in Queenstown – the outdoor adventure capital of NZ and where bungee jumping originated. I am skipping the bungee jump.

Yesterday I flew in small plane (as co-pilot) to Milford Sound. The views, as you can see below, were spectacular.  I then took a boat throughout The Sound and lastly flew back to Queenstown via helicopter and landed on a glacier. I must admit I was scared as hell and clung onto the remarkably calm 80 year old woman next to me. I thought about grabbing the pilot’s arm or knee as he was on the other side of me but he was so busy playing with his iPod as he tried to get music to play I didn’t want to distract him even more while we flew incredibly close to the very steep mountains and landed on a glacier. I really thought I might have a heart attack to be honest.

I got back and was a little out of sorts and nauseas from the ride but decided to follow through with my plan to go paragliding. Fantastic!! Nothing like running off a mountain and letting a big parachute catch you. As I remarked on the incredible views, my awesome tandem teacher Jim said “yes, it’s a pretty good office.” That’s what I need I thought to myself!  A job that excites me while helping others in some way….not sure what that is though.

Anyway, I cannot even put into words the beauty I experienced yesterday so I will just share photos…




My pilot Matt!




Aiming for that happy smile down there at the end of this journey. I know many people have written me that they are “jealous” or “living vicariously through me” which is greatly appreciated but there are many things I wish I had in my life that haven’t played into my hand. Yet. I am shuffling the cards you see and hoping I come up with a winning hand. But along the way, the scenery and these views are helping me get back on track and deal.  Off to a more chill day of wine tasting today….


4 thoughts on “Queenstown…spectacular beauty meets extreme sport capital of the world!

  1. Seriously unbelievable shots……so glad you went down south.

  2. Fantastic photos, and so pleased you are enjoying your New Zealand adventure. You are so right, in that for such a small country, there is an incredible diversity of scenery. But hey, I thought the first thing you would have done in Queenstown was to bungy jump and then sky dive! Wine tasting sounds an excellent idea though – enjoy Central Otago’s pinot noirs:) Love

  3. you are amazing!! enjoy your trip!! xxx liv

  4. Well good to know someone travels more than me. I can see your having a great time so keep it up. I am back in the USA in 10 days, and even NY over Thanksgiving.

    Craig Watkins

    562-755-2218 ( C )

    714-596-7705 ( O )

    011-507-6805-8886 (Panama cell)

    011-57-301-453-5496 (Colombia cell)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s