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New Zealand 10: Driving To Christchurch

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On our last full day in New Zealand (before a super early flight which lands before it depart, thanks to the international date line), we were awoken to a view of Mount Cook — finally! — after a late night of star gazing.  We drove slowly at first in order to stop and appreciate our last chance at the view… and then picked up the pace so that we could spend an evening in Christchurch.  A talented cover artist sung us out… not included in the video was that he sang John Denver’s “Jet Plane” at my request, as that was always our farewell song at Camp Ihduhapi, and seemed a fitting way to end the trip.  Farewell, New Zealand!  It’s been fun!

The bar/restaurant where we heard the singer was the OGB (Old Government Building).

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New Zealand 9: Mount Cook

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Today, Laura and I hiked around Mount Cook National Park, where it was rainy.  But we wanted to go, so we braved the weather — and were rewarded with rainbows.  Also, rabbits and falcons.

New Zealand 5: Driving in the rain and glow worms and tim tams

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We have relocated to Te Anau, where the internet is slower, so uploading this video went overnight.  To get here, we drove through the rain a lot and detoured to Milford Sound. But it was an amazing drive despite the weather. Then we went to see glow worms in cave, but weren’t allowed to take pictures, so I got creative in the video instead. Finally, we ended the day with some Tim Tams and Laura made a mess.

More information about the glow worm tour is here.  The puzzle which feature Quinn lip syncing (and also me and some other people) was called Temple of Macuilxochitl.  (It’s no longer solvable as it involves using information from a jukebox at a restaurant that hasn’t existed for over a decade.)