Sunday began with Ashley and I writing in the Jury’s guestbook. We happily reviewed all the awesome experiences we had at the farm, and reluctantly expressed our parting feelings. We decided to leave my set of Buckyballs with the family. While I was definitely attached to them, Ashley and I both felt that the little magnetic balls would be enjoyed significantly more by the Jury family (as we had seen the previous few weeks)
The family, and us, spent about 45 min hanging out with the farm animals: CJ, Milly, and the $15,000 pregnant Alpacas. Lambchops (the smaller lamb) wasn’t as cool as CJ, so we didn’t really hang out with him. Jesse rode on the goat, Milly, but not for very long because she was a speedy goat.
For brunch, Sharyn made pancakes (we would more accurately call them crepes), with whipped cream/jam/syrup/ and other very delicious and healthy materials J. They were supreme.
Ashley and I packed and cleaned, and then Sharyn Tony and I recorded 5 or 6 of their songs. It was a pretty awesome run through, we only had to redo 3 or 4 songs, and they burnt the songs on a CD for Ashley and I to listen to on the car ride to Wellington. Sweet!
It was an emotional goodbye. We really didn’t want to go. The experience at the Jury farm was a great one and we will be hard-pressed to meet a more welcoming, fun, loving, and hospitable bunch of folks. Thanks so much to Tony, Sharyn, Jesse, and Corban for everything! We love you guys J
And thus our drive to Wellington began. We hadn’t gone 10 miles before realizing we had left a pair of sunglasses in Tony’s ute :/ so we spun around and Sharyn graciously met us at the main road and handed them off. The drive from the Jury’s house to our couch in Wellington took us about 5 hours, not bad for a bunch of tourists.
We were welcomed into Jon and Rebecca’s home by Eric, the other couch surfer, at about 8pm. It just so happened that Eric was from Puyallup, WA and Jon was from Connecticut and had lived in Seattle and Alaska for 4 or 5 years… Weird coincidence? Since we got there pretty late, we just spent a few hours getting to know each other before we headed off to sleep. Jon showed us some of his flying lessons that he had videotaped, and also a recording of him hang gliding (so cool!!!).
We welcomed sleep gladly after a very draining day; unfortunately the hard floor only had a very thin layer carpet to cushion our bodies…