The Two Amigos Visit New Zealand-another 15000 Mile Epic Trip

audioguy

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Steve: Glad you had a great time.

We (my wife and I and another couple) spent about 10 days driving around and across the south island 2 years ago.. It is an AMAZING place. Food was spectacular; scenery was spectacular; weather was spectacular; roads were excellent; the people were so very friendly.

While we were in Christ Church, there was a severe earthquake north of us and blocked one of the main roads (as you know, there are NOT a lot of ways to get around the island). Growing up in Southern California, I thought I was used to earthquakes. But this one was weird in that there was no up-down motions but rather side to side and front to back ---- all horizontally. An amazing experience (other than the flight there and back). We flew to Sydney, spent a couple of days there then flew to New Zealand).

Short of my multiple trips to Cinque Terre in Italy (and going again in May), easily one of the most beautiful places in the world
 
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Steve Williams

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Tragic to think that terrorism even finds its way across the oceans to this marvellous country and it’s people.

Absolutely heartbroken to hear of the horrible loss of life in the Christchurch Mosque.

Here in Australia there have been many expressions of solidarity and love for our brothers and sisters in the great Islands to our East. For the 50 dead and 30 wounded in Christchurch and more still left in critical condition and for all their families I am just another Australian expressing my heartfelt grief at your impossible loss. Hatred is not the way forward for any of us. May the madness one day end.
 
Tragic to think that terrorism even finds its way across the oceans to this marvellous country and it’s people.

Absolutely heartbroken to hear of the horrible loss of life in the Christchurch Mosque.

Here in Australia there have been many expressions of solidarity and love for our brothers and sisters in the great Islands to our East. For the 50 dead and 30 wounded in Christchurch and more still left in critical condition and for all their families I am just another Australian expressing my heartfelt grief at your impossible loss. Hatred is not the way forward for any of us. May the madness one day end.
Thank you Tao,
I have spoken to many family and friends back in Christchurch and the feeling of helplessness and shock is overwhelming along with the City being placed in a lockdown with schools and other institutions closed it seems very surreal to me as I watch this madness from a distance .I do know that in time the bigger picture of what this idiot and who backed him etc will be revealed as this terror act has huge implications on NZ and it's way of life, Very sad .I just cannot fathom how someone can be so cold ,callous and unfeeling as to do this to anyone let along young children .Words fail me but we have a Maori saying in NZ Kia Kaha meaning stay strong that is what Kiwi's must do.
 
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Russ,
The photos of some of the people killed in the Mosque showed people of all ages and among them a three year old child dead, people trying to protect their children, parents, brothers and sisters trying to shield each other. I hope New Zealand stays strong, this has been such a hateful and cowardly, cruel act. Madness it absolutely is and likely the true cause will actually just be in madness. Kia Kaha in great sadness to all.
 

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