Monday, March 31, 2008

Last day with the Queen and her town

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Today is my last day in Queenstown and, as far as scenery goes...this city has certainly been the most beautiful, so far. It was kind of an overcast day, so I went into town, ran some errands, got a Dulce de Leche frappacino from the internet-charging-Starbucks-bastards and then just wandered about town for a bit. I found the local Queenstown Gardens and took a little stroll around. It was more like a park with some flowers, but it looked out over the lake and made for a nice walk.

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I enjoy a nice lobelia border...

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It was one of those days for me too...

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Every town seems to have a lovely little bridge over not-so-troubled water.

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Just an interesting looking tree along the shore...

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Then a nice trail down from the park/gardens to the lake and back around to the city

I found a bar that had free internet access, so went back to the hotel, got my laptop and headed back down into town to do some research on Rarotonga (I've decided to go there before heading back to LA). Then, back up here to the hotel to wrap some stuff up, repack (always "fun") and get ready to fly off to Wellington tomorrow morning.

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I've told the front desk of this hotel, from the beginning (and several times this week), that they didn't need to clean my room (since I don't really need it and didn't want people going through my room) and that I'd ask for more towels/supplies if I needed them. So, I leave each day, with the "Do not disturb" sign on the door and, each day, without fail...there is a bag hanging on my door handle with towels/shampoo and such. So, I bring them in and set each one off to the side...and there they sit.

Hilarious.

And, I find it interesting that, with a name like this...

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And stores with names like these....

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That there is not one gay bar or restaurant in this town. These people helped me look too...

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But, they couldn't see one from where they were sitting either.

Oh well, the town has got to have at least one fault, for God sakes.

4 comments:

Mr Hotel Man =) said...
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Mr Hotel Man =) said...

Come during Gay Ski Week. The whole town will literally turn gay LOL. The fun we had when I was working for it .... didn't think I was sober for a second for that whole week ....even while at work LOL

Vampire Hours said...

Well, I've already pointed out how the New Zealanders and Aussies like to drink. So, I kind of expected that. =)

gonoles84 said...

I'll assume then that since there is no gay life in Queenstown, there wasn't a troll under the bridge.

Come home soon....we have trolls everywhere, not just under bridges.