Angus & Julia Stone Surprise

December 31, 2015

HAPPY NYE! This morning the festival turned into a mud fest as the rain started to fall. As I inched my way out of my damp tent to get some necessary food I heard a band start playing in the distance. They sounded familiar and it was strange bc it was 12:00pm and music wasn’t due to begin until 2:00pm.. I liked their style and then I heard her voice.. It was Julia from Angus & Julia Stone playing a surprise warm up set for for their headlining spot later on tonight! 🎼 Now, these guys are one of the three CDs that I found myself listening to on repeat these past couple years while traveling and their music means a lot to me. They were my main attraction to coming here in first place. There were about a total of 30 people coming and going through their 45 minute set and afterwards Julia said “Thank you!” where I replied “No, Thank You!” In which she quickly responded with a smile, “No! Thank YOU!!” They showed their appreciation and then walked off the stage. My festival has been made. #thankful. 



Longest Name in the World..

December 28, 2015

Well, I started to go through all my photos of the South Island but didn’t get through them all. I will have to finish later because in the morning we are headed to the Rhythm and Vines 2015 Festival! Here is one of Emma and I at the place with the longest name in the world! Now, sound it out..



December 25, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Well, boy do I have a lot to be thankful for! From finally going home and seeing everyone’s faces to moving to New Zealand, this year has been incredible. I couldn’t be more thankful for each moment and opportunity that I’ve been granted. I’m such a lucky man to have so many people who care about me, it’s overwhelming. Whether you’re back in the States or elsewhere, thank you for being in my life. Today, I got the chance to FaceTime my Dad’s side of the family. I haven’t seen them for a bit and it was so great to see their faces and hear their voices. I love you all, sorry for being gone so long but I promise to make it up when I get back home. As for my Mom’s side, I’ll be FaceTiming you tomorrow! Thanks to everyone I’ve met in New Zealand thus far.. It’s the biggest social circle I’ve had while abroad. You all are awesome. A special thanks to Andy who came into my life at the right moment and has treated me in ways I didn’t know I even deserved. You’re an incredible man and I’m thankful for every moment I have you in my life. As for my #mates back in Texas and in Colorado.. You know I love you all, you crazy fools! No time nor distance will ever change that, you’re stuck with me for life! There will be a time soon enough when we reunite.. Until then, stay happy everyone, live life to the fullest, smile to a stranger and be kind to one another.. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


Merry Christmas (Eve)

December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Eve from sunny Napier, New Zealand. We got a box of beer and we’re at to the beach! Know I’m thinking of you and dad each and every sip, missing you all and giving thanks for having such wonderful and supportive parents. You guys are THE best. LOVE YOU!!! <br>