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Last full day today in Queenstown. Planned to hike this morning to the top of the hill overlooking the town, but got lazy and spent a relaxing day walking around the lake and buying souvenirs. 86 more words

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'In for the Kill' spoiler-free review!

Hey everyone! I was delighted to receive an ARC recently of In for the Kill, the fourth book in the DI Fenchurch series by Ed James. 574 more words


Te Anau to Queenstown

Another travel day to Queenstown from Te Anau, about 2.5 hours although last 20 min was in a construction delay. Before the drive we did a 6 mile out and back hike on the last bit of the Kepler great walk near Te Anau. 87 more words

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Philmont “77” A Poem by Charles “Danny” Hutson

This poem was written by my father in 1977 which was the year me and him had the adventure of a lifetime for a father and son. 653 more words

My Life

Paula Cas reblogged this on Paths I Walk and commented:

Dan Hutson was my father-in-law. He treasured his time as a Boy Scout leader, and told many stories about my husband as a teenager.

Milford Sound

Finally made it to Milford Sound today on a kayaking trip run by Rosco’s Milford Kayak. A van picked us up in Te Anau to drive us to Milford Sound. 164 more words

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Almost Milford Sound

Tried driving from Te Anau to Milford Sound today, but it was raining pretty steadily and the road was closed about 20 miles from the sound due to expected snow later in the day. 67 more words

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Drive to Te Anau

Left Wanaka this morning, drove through Queenstown on the way to Te Anau which is in the Fiordlands. Still rainy in Wanaka from the storm that came through last night, but cleared up as we drove. 53 more words

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