Walkabout: Travel Life and Photographs

Moving On…..

My dream-machine aka Toyota Corolla is no more. I sold it a few days ago in Christchurch to a car rental agency. I do this in preparation to make the long trip back to the States. As you all may or may not, I am heading back sooner than I originally planned for. The plan was to work here in NZ, but as I found work I found it wasn’t worth it. Most places required you work 3-4 hours a day, 7 days a week in exchange for room or sometimes room and board. Yes, the pay isn’t great, but I expected that. What I didn’t expect was the 7 days a week thing. I hoped to work and travel at the same time; however you can’t get real far in half a day. So I decided to simply travel and see and do as much as I wanted. Now that I have done that I am coming home. Coming home to what I don’t know, that is yet to be decided. I have some temporary work lined up, and after that maybe I’ll look for some more or perhaps go back to school in Arizona for some refresher courses. I’m sure it’ll all work itself in due time as this chapter in my life comes to a close and I transition into another.

Pictured above is the Backpackers Car Market where I sold my car. For $65NZD bucks you can put your car on their lot for 3 days. The hope being another backpacker will come through wanting to buy it. To the right is me swimming in the cash I got paid in! The Corolla was a great car, and never gave me even problems over the 15,301 kilometers (~9,500 miles) that I drove it. Now with my plane tickets changed to coincide with my parent’s departure date we will be leaving this land on the 18th of this month. Therefore I will see some of you all back home very soon!