Lauren and David in New Zealand and Fiji 2007-2008 travel blog





We woke up around 8 a.m. to beautifully sunny skies and a perfect lake breeze. Breakfast is also included here, so we ate quick, as David has somehow decided he was dying to fish this morning??? Apparently he'd done his fair share of fishing at Camp Timberlake and was itching to get out on the water and give it a whirl. We got into a canoe and spent the next 4 hours out on the water...I read my book and enjoyed the sun while David attempted to catch trout. I have to admit I was very impressed by David's little known talent for fishing, despite the fact that he didn't catch a thing besides algae, he looked like a pro! We got so wrapped up in how peaceful and restful it was out there that we didn't even notice we had drifted to the exact opposite side of the lake, I'm guessing somewhere around 1- 1 ½ miles from where we started.

After a quick pit stop in the woods (I guess I've become more comfortable with nature on this trp), we decided to head back to the lodge in time for lunch. Our canoe trip back wasn't the easiest thing we had ever done, as of course the lake breeze picked up just as we decided to head back. I'm officially done with anything that has to do with arms have had it...

We relaxed this afternoon - David went out on the dock convinced he could catch some trout, but to no avail. There's nothing to do here but wait for dinner, so that's what we did. I had spied the menu early on and noticed that the menu was venison and grouper...not anything that finicky David and I would eat. They were nice enough to make us a chicken dish, but aside from the meal being just ok, we were as uncomfortable as we have been thus far at the dinner table. We were seated with a father and daughter from Japan who literally didn't speak a word of English - but tried very hard - so we spent most of dinner either trying to figure out what the $^#&* she had just said or pretending to make other conversation with one another. At the table over from us, Mr. and Mrs. LA Agent went on and on about their honeymoon bike trip and how well Mr. Agent's argyle sweater matched his tennis shorts. As if that wasn't bad enough a family of 8 was on the other side - apparently they had let their teenage children drink too much and they were divulging all of their bad secrets to their parents - you should have seen the looks on the mothers faces...

So, we politely ran out of dinner after dessert and retreated back to our room where I am on the computer and David is playing PSP...thank god for the small comforts in life...

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