Yes, New Zealand was nearly 2 years ago now. However, I've just been geotagging some photos and came across some message threads about New Zealand, written in more-or-less real time. I realize that this blog got sadly neglected, so I'm going to supplement it with messages I sent Jeff or emails I sent my mom. Hopefully that will fill in the gaps a bit. Enjoy the new content! I'll try to add pictures too.
Edit: I've also decided to date the posts with the older dates so everything fits in chronologically.