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Mt. Cook … where are you?

Light rain for our driving day. We are safely to our next hotel!

rain 45 °F
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We are at Mount Cook National Park in what they call the Southern Alps.
We started our drive at 9 am and made it to the hotel around 4:15pm. We had some fun stops along the way and some change in geography even with the lie lying clouds and drizzle. Saw a couple of jet boats along the way.
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Our first stop was a gold mining town named Arrowtown. It looked like something out of the Wild West. We walked the streets and also moseyed on thru China Village.
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Did you spot the outhouse? Then we traveled along to a Bungee jumping place- one of the most famous sites in New Zealand. No one in our group went, but we did see two jumpers. Check out my FB page to see why Wynn and I didn’t spend the $265.

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Our next stop was Mrs Jones place in Cromwell. She had a produce store with lots of extras (like ice cream) Even though it was early , we couldn’t pass it up. She also had a beautiful rose garden.

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i threw in the pic of Turkish Delight for my Narnia fans. Wynn thought the salad bags were quite a treat. Our lunch stop was at the We did some shopping here and bought a small chicken pot pie to share.

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The terrain is changing again to grazing lands with low greenish yellow grass. But soon we will see the mountains again. The rain didn’t lift so we couldn’t see Mt Cook. Maybe tomorrow morning… Here is a pic from Claire of Mt Cook. The rest are from our drive along the way.

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So we have arrived at the Hermitage hotel and will have one night here. A big buffet dinner awaits us and we are praying for a beautiful view tomorrow morning. That’s it for today. Not much internet here…IMG_3227.jpegIMG_3228.jpeg

Posted by brendagerber07 03:52 Archived in New Zealand

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Looks great!

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