In March of 2008 Scott and I traveled 20 something hours down to New Zealand to surf and visit his sister, Kristen, who was studying abroad in Dunedin at the time. Flying over the international dateline caused us to miss a day and that day just happened to be Scott’s birthday! But we opened Oreos on the flight and celebrated anyway. Plus, when we landed we were legal to drink in public, so we opened a beer in a botanical garden and cheersed to him.
After staying with Kristen, we rented a camper van and drove from the bottom of the South Island all the way to the top of the North Island. Scott and I had both just graduated so it was the perfect time to take off for three weeks. Along the way we surfed, went to a winery and met some professional longboarders. These pictures were taken with my Canon Power shot that probably had 4 megapixels, so I apologize for the “vintage” quality shots (that sounds better).