I am just about to check in for my flight back to the US. Jesse and I have been doing some mad hiking over the past couple of weeks together. Luci, out of fear of being trapped in a small car with my brother and I, decided to spend a relaxing couple of weeks on the North Island on the beach. There are a bunch of Antarcticans on the flight back to LAX tonight, including Jesse. Jesse and I are on different flights up to Auckland from Christchurch but we’ll meet up with Luci in Auckland before we board our 13Hr flight to LAX. The good thing is that, on account of the International Date Line, we actually arrive a couple of hours before we left. I think Jesse finally has all his stuff togehter. He has managed to lose both his wallet and camera in the past 12 hrs. Both have been found and I am eager to get out of here before he loses something else.