Thursday, December 20, 2007

December 21 Contest Day 3

Today is the third contest day and we are getting ready for launch. The weather looks nice again, so we'll see what the day brings. The only way is up for Tim, who had a tough day yesterday - but clawed his way home in true Tim fashion.

One of the funny things about this area is how early everything closes. We walked to the town last night after 8 pm to get an ice cream and found everything except the one pub to be closed! Most dinner places close at 6:00. You have to be organized to get your dinner. Our hotel does serve later, so we're getting fed, never fear!

Tonight is the Biscuits Bark Up at the same local pub. This annual event brings together local sheepdogs in a comp to see how loud they can bark. I am thinking of entering the baby. She is pretty loud sometimes!


Sunday, December 16, 2007

December 17, 2007

Omarama - it's one of those little gliding towns. If you've been to a contest, you have been to a town just like this somewhere. It reminds me of a small Walden, CO or Pagosa Springs. It has everything you need, though - a few hotels, a few restaurants, two gas stations, and a 4-Square, which is a small grocery store. Most importantly, it has fabulous gliding conditions - usually. They did fly yesterday (Tim's flights are posted on the OLC if you are inclined to look at them).

We survived the trip OK, and the baby is doing great.
More soon,

Friday, December 07, 2007

Tim Arrives in NZ

Tim arrived in NZ yesterday (well, it is the yesterday that is my today...I think. The whole dateline thing is a bit confusing.) He is there. The area around Omarama is really beautiful, he says. Everyone is very nice in NZ, too. So he's getting settled in and taking an orientation flight around the area.
Do you have any tips on traveling with a baby? If so, feel free to post them as comments below! I could use all of the help I can get!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tim is on his way to NZ

Tim is on his way to NZ tonight. In a mere 24 hours after leaving Dallas, he will be in Christchurch, with only a 4-5 hour drive on the wrong side of the road ahead of him! His blog is, so check out his reports as well.
I am excited to add another sponsor to our team: Nielsen Kellerman. Thank you for your support!