Aoraki (Mt. Cook) New Zealand
Monday, August 27, 2007
This clear view of Mt. Cook is for Fred, see no clouds!
Lawrence and I parted company with Fred this morning.
Fred went off on business to the North Island of New Zealand and Lawrence
and I drove back to Christchurch. We took the same route back to
Christchurch we had taken at the beginning of our trip. But, this time we
were able to see the parts of the route in day light which had been obscured
to us earlier by darkness. What a beautiful country New Zealand is.
We had to drive past Mt. Cook which is the largest
mountain in New Zealand. Mt. Cook is a long way away from the road
back to Christchurch but we stopped to take a photo or two of it as it was such a
When we got to Lake Tekapo we could not resist taking a joy
flight to see Mt. Cook up close. Mt. Cook is embedded in the New Zealand
Southern Alps which are indescribably beautiful.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Lawrence and I parted company this day as he boarded his
airplane back to Australia and I boarded mine back to San Francisco.
What a trip it has been.
From July 17 to August 28, visiting three different
countries, making new friends in Chile, spending time with Steve, Cynthia,
and their children, sharing with my brother Lawrence, visiting with all my
family, and seeing old friends again.
I know Mina would have really enjoyed this trip and I
wish she could have.