Sunday, March 4, 2012

Akaroa, Cars & The Hub

This weekend consisted mostly of running errands (like sleeping pads for camping, blankets and laundry baskets) and making discoveries. It pretty much started late thursday afternoon, as I only have class on Friday sometimes, and this was one of those times that I didn't. So one of my flatmates, Ericka, and I went to Akaroa to watch our RA's touch rugby tournament. Akaroa is a harbor town about an hour east on the coast. It was beautiful but a bit cold and windy. Thankfully, our RA recommended us eat fish and chips for dinner there and it was the best fried fish I have ever had.

As a hall we are planning on buying a car, hopefully within the next couple weeks. We are planning on getting something for $1500-2000 and split it between the four of us. While there is bussing to travel places, the buses mostly leave in the morning.. which means we'd have to leave Friday morning, or Saturday if we have class.. get somewhere in the afternoon and then leave again on Sunday morning - it's just not practical. The car will give us the freedom and convenience to go where we want to... plus, by the end of it all we should get most of our money back when we resell. 

And the last big excitement of the weekend has been the use of this magical program called "the hub." It's a free program from the school that gives us access to about 10 TB of movies, music, tv shows etc. that we can download for free. It's awesome. I've downloaded 8 movies so far, with many more to come!

1 comment:

  1. Great Update Pish! NZ look like heaven! Keep them coming! xo Auntie Paige