I finally touched base with Ron and in a conversation that lasted about 5 minutes, we had a rough outline of the basic ideas for our trip. I told him that I want him to get the most out of his money since he only has 8 or so days there. So the south island is where we should go. I think we're gonna fly into Christchurch, spend a few days there and then grab ourselves a rental car and head down to Queenstown taking the most scenic route we can.
After doing some research on Christchurch and Queenstown, I'm actually quite excited to go to those places. I've spent most of time looking up information on the north island because I'm really interested in Wellington and the Bay of Islands. But Southland looks just as amazing as the north. When Ron leaves, I would like to stay in Queenstown for a good month or so........assuming, of course, that I DO end up liking it there. Ron wants to do a bit of snowboarding and I've never done it before so I figure Queenstown is the perfect place to learn it.
The bars and nightlife look really fun as well. I just want to hang out with the locals and see what there is to see. I can't wait!!! It's going to be SO much fun!!! Ron will be calling me tomorrow to get a few more things set in stone and then we can start booking the things that we need. YAY!!!