I haven't been taking enough pictures of the homes I've stayed at so I'm going to make a better effort because I've stayed some cool places this past year and will continue to. Kenzy's living room wood stove is right next to my couch bed and it makes me toasty and incapable of staying up past midnight #fire #warmth #woodstove #cozy #farmhouse #blackmountain #northcarolina #travel
One fluffy Mort #cat on one massage table bed, two girls in one shovel, four pals in one room, one #birthday a million times better than last year's solo watery poops in Tokyo. I love you guys @wren_k.lee @jimbleil @ngalarza315 See you in Uganda/Japan because traveler friends #travel
"In the Common Tongue, it says, "One #Ring to rule them all, #onering to bind them, One Ring to bring them all and in the #darkness bind them!" This is the One Ring forged by the #DarkLord #Sauron in the fires of #MountDoom , taken by #Isildur from the hand of Sauron himself!" "#Bilbo found it.... in #Gollum 's cave... " "Yes. For fifty years the Ring lay quiet in Bilbo's keep, prolonging his life, delaying old age. But no longer Frodo. The Ring has awoken. It's heard its master's call." "But he was destroyed! Sauron was destroyed!" *ring whispers* "No, Frodo. The #spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the ring and the ring survived. He is seeking it, seeking it.... all his thought is bent on it. The Ring yearns above all else to return to the hand of its Master. They are one, the ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo. He must never find it." "Alright, we put it away! We keep it hidden! We never speak of it again! No one knows it's here, do they?... ...DO they, #Gandalf ?!" "There is one other who knew that Bilbo had the rig. I looked everywhere for he creature Gollum, but the enemy found him first. I don't know how long they tortured him, but amidst the endless screams and inane babble, hey deciphered two words." "#Shire ! #Baggins !!!" "Shire... Baggins.... but that would lead them here!"
We arrived in #Kaponga , #NewZealand looking for the advertised free campsite close to the south side of this #MountTaranaki . Trying to figure out where to pitch the tent, a woman walking her dog chatted with us for a few minutes before inviting us to instead #camp on her little corner of river-front land. We agreed to check it out, and a couple goats, chickens, and beers later, we were #camping with this view. #travel
And another thing is already over! With everything else going on I didn't realize until today that it was my last day in #Wellington . Goodbye to my first home in the Southern Hemisphere and to all of the weird, but also wonderful things and people it is filled with. #NewZealand #WetaCave #theyhaveacavetroll #lordoftherings #adventure #goodbyeagain and as always #travel