The picture above is from an Antarctic experience where we checked out that showed us what it would be like to live in extreme temperatures. We also went to the beach and to an earthquake exhibition, where we heard and learned about the Christchurch earthquake up close.
Of course, looking out the window of our hotel, we could see the devestation done to this city.
What surprised us was the level of rebuilding going on. Walking around the downtown was exhilariting, everywhere we looked the city was bustling. Above is a photo of stores operating out of railroad containers. It was such a great idea. The containers are used for stores, restaurants, storage, and some are filled with cement and put up next to some of the unstable buildings to block debris if it comes down.
You can't go to New Zealand without seeing lots of sheep. They are everywhere, along with alpaca and cows.
I think this is wild mustard, and there were lots of bee hives placed around the fields
Lake Tekapo, our destination today (sorry for the blob on the right, it's inside my camera)
Here's the southern alps. Aren't they spectacular
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Location:Kirsty, Christchurch and Lake Tekapo