Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Mount Maunganuhi and the boy house
Right now, Shawn and I are staying with one of his friend's named Caleb. Caleb lives in Mount Maunganui (here they call it The Mount) which is a town on the Bay of Plenty in eastern New Zealand. Caleb lives in a 2 bedroom house with 1 bathroom and 5 guys live in it! Shawn and I are sleeping on the floor in the living room (lounge as they call it) and loving every minute of it! The house is 1 block from the beach and it is fun to be around a lot of kiwis (what we call New Zealanders). We have been exploring the town which is settled on the beach and next to a "mountain" (not as big as the Rocky Mountains)that Shawn and I got to hike up. Shawn is also doing some surfing (we now know that you run...not walk...to the surf) and I am doing some beach reading! One of the guys living in the house is training for a hike in the Artic and he hikes up the Mount with 2 tires attached to him. Another guy living there is a surf instructor...maybe he will teach me how to surf!