Hey, I’m currently planning a trip to the United States. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for some time. The motives for doing the trip now, this year, I can’t expose just yet but the reasons nonetheless are result of something positive I have done for myself.
I’m hoping to be there for a month or so; I’m traveling by myself so the trip is completely on my terms as to what I see and do. I have an idea of where I want to go internally though would love suggestions from everyone especially from locals or recent visitors on where else I could go along my rough paths or what within each city is worth checking out or local tips and tricks or people that would like to meet up.
My current trip takes me from:
> San Francisco, CA > Austin, TX (maybe) > Chicago, IL > Portland, OR > Vancouver, Canada (maybe) > Los Angles, CA >
Although I would like to go to Boston as well, I’m not planning at this stage to go any further east than Chicago.
My keyword/ phrases for the trip are:
‘culture’, the ‘lowbrow arts’, ‘history’, ‘comics’, ‘music’, ‘folk arts’, ‘craft arts’, ‘design’, ‘illustration’, ’boutique’, ‘bespoke’, ‘networking’, ‘toys’, ‘books’, ‘zoos’, ‘walking’, ‘good public transport’, ‘galleries’, ‘museums’, ‘events’, ‘street art’, ‘relaxation’, … + maybe some more to come
Any one who has a suggestion or comment please either contact me by,
Filed under: animals, Castro, dogs, New Zealand, photos, travels, wellington
These photos were taken during a series of three trips to the Petone Dog beach over the holiday break. My pup Castro is becoming a pretty strong lil’ swimmer. He looks like a wee skinny drowned rat when wet though. Pretty funny. The other two dogs are Honey and Layla. I’ve posted photos of them previously (here) and (here) of past trips to the beach.
A couple of weeks back I went on this weekend workshop in Wellington with INNZ. During the weekend we went to various sites around the capital; Wellington Zoo, Carter Observatory, Zelandia, and TePapa. The highlight of the weekend was definitely The Nest, Wellington Zoo’s animal hospital and centre for native wildlife.
The Nest is set up so that Zoo visitors can see real veterinary procedures, care and check-ups through glass walled surgical units which face on to a gallery.
We got a tour through the building by Oliver from the zoo. It was very cool. (one of the surgical room in the background).
With the units open view they are not meant to be filtered in anyway for kids. It caters for both learning and real circumstance. The odd animal may unfortunately come in in bad condition (from the zoo and wellington area) and viewer get to see it all.. People are encouraged to ask questions by clicking a button on the window. The vets are micced up to answer questions and talk through what they are doing with the animals.
More on the Nest here.
Castro is hanging with his cousins Honey and Layla for the week. He’s having a blast and fits right in.
Some snaps from 2 trips to Petone dog beach with my sisters dogs Honey [gold] and Layla [black].
I could say something racist here but I won’t.
A few snaps from my recent trip to Wellington Zoo:
Otters. There was a terrorist attack on the otter enclosure while we were there, with a piece of broken toy gun threatening on the rocks. Mad panic and conspiracy theories were running rampant among Zoo staff.
A sweet paste up in Wellington I spotted. I like the additional comment also. Cheers Judge for the lend of the camera.