Thursday, October 25, 2012

You better watch out....


Why?

cause I am coming over to the States at Christmas.    I must be insane, surely I should be out riding great roads in the midst of the kiwi summer.  But no, not me, why not do some thing different.  Got me ETSA today, because Kiwis are such loveley people and are highly unlikely to ever invade the USA we are actually welcome. 


So I am off to visit some bloggers and other poor unsuspecting friends in the land of eternal straight roads.  Poor Lori from Atlanta , (Had to google where it is)  will be the first victim of my kiwi humor and intelligent wit.  And she is even throwing in  a trip to Savannah..apparently we are staying in a motel that has it's own ghost, I hope the ghost likes really funny kiwi gay guys!  

Of course with the American peso almost on par with the kiwi yuan why not visit San Francisco as well which is where I will spend  six days.   There are vicious romours that a unplanned blogger convention is on the cards for the weekend  of the 5th and 6th january....I have it it on unreliable authority that Mr Bob, beautiful Brandy and hubby Brad may be floating around.....Perhaps who knows who else may turn up. Maybe even Sonja will show....  On the bright side nobody can say they couldnt come cause it was to far.....not as far as 8000miles for me!

Yes I know,  why abandon the kiwi summer for the states...well I just feel sorry for there struggling economy so thought I would contibute a small part of the recovery plan....I can assure you it will be small as I am staying budget everywhere.

So there you go holiday plans revealed......apparantly according to the very nice guy at NZ customs I am not allowed to bring the cat....bummer really I am sure he would of sorted the ghost problem.  

I am very much looking forward to meeting some great friends who i all ready feel I know well face to face.  So just an informal invite for that weekend in San Fran in case anyone else would like to join....Richard....George.....Keith.....I know I know to far..buy hey no harm in asking.....


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  1. Good stuff Rog, a holiday is just what the doctor ordered. It will refresh and invigorate you plus you get to meet some of our friendlt american bloggers. I am wishing that I could come too now.

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    1. No that would be dangerous if you came......do you think thhe yanks would run out of beer!

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  2. Yeah...most people go somewhere WARM on vacation. Not you. You have to be different... :) "Throw in a trip to Savannah"?? Only so you can legally walk around with a mug of alcohol in public... :) We're looking forward to seeing you!! Now...how to clean the house up...

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    1. Lori: You know I don't expect much, maybe a limo from the airport,1000 thread egyptian sheets, perhaps a motorbike fueled and ready to go.....I am not the demanding type.

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  3. Rog:

    Can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would go to Atlanta that time of year. I hope you brought your snow shovel. I think it would have been easier for you to send us all airfare and we would come to NZ instead. We don't mind summer weather . . .

    Can't wait to meet you. It seems like we are friends already. I will be there a day early, Friday morning and I am bringing a Guest, if she isn't too shy. I know, I was going to make this a surprise but everyone knows that I can't keep my mouth shut and I'm not good at secrets.

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast
    My Flickr // My YouTube




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    1. A guest? I am intrigued? I can't keep secrets either..as you can tell from this post. Looking forward to it Bob.

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    2. Roger:

      I DID put in a "LINK" . . . just click on the words "a Guest", you don't have your colours set right and the link didn't show up

      bob
      Riding the Wet Coast
      My Flickr // My YouTube


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  4. Hooray - it should be loads of fun. We are crossing our fingers our plans work out and we'll be there too. We might think you are crazy for heading to colder climates on vacation but we'll take it.

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    1. I hope you come....we can do a vegan pub crawl...whooooo

      Soi looking forward to meeting you and Brad on person.

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  5. What a great opportunity. Unfortunately I'll be in San Francisco a month earlier (1st week of December) for the AGU meeting and probably can't swing a second trip.

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    1. Buummer mate, would have been great...but i am sure there will be other times.

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  6. It worked guys, it worked!!!!

    Whilst Rog arrives in the USA, all the US and Canadian bloggers will be flying out for Christmas in NZ!

    Don't worry guys, Rog has a fantastic sense of humour and he'll see the funny side whilst he's chewing on an old turkey sandwich at the airport. He will, honestly!

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    1. Whatever...
      I have one word for you ...

      RIBS!

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  7. Taking the Beemer over as hand luggage Rog? I seriously hope you get to try riding on the wrong side of the road - have fun!

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    1. Andrew:

      I think you've got it wrong. We ride on the CORRECT side, you are the ones that are upside down. Even your seasons are backwards

      bob
      Riding the Wet Coast
      My Flickr // My YouTube


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    2. Maybe that is why the bikes are always leaning when we ride Andrew...

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  8. Well, we have a major project kicking off in a couple of weeks, so I will have to check on short notice if I can sneak away. We'll see if I can work something out.

    The vegan pub crawl is very tempting to me. I might show up just for that ;-)

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    1. THat would be wonderful Sonja, i will set up a account at the pub next door to my Hotel for us....

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  9. Well, hell man, come see us in North Carolina, bee cool to meet you. Even have a safe place to work on your bike if need be...that is if your riding it.

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    1. MAte that is an idea....see how I go for time......we can jam on guitar together

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