20081118 162016  Akaroa : New Zealand  20081107 140105  Auckland Civic Theater : New Zealand  20081107 141915  Auckland - Self portrait in Starbucks : New Zealand  20081108 070213  Auckland - Steve extending greetings from our group. : New Zealand 
20081108 080147  Auckland skyline : New Zealand  20081108 080148  Auckland skyline - continued : New Zealand  20081108 064915  Auckland tower from Mt. Eden : New Zealand  20081108 093036  Auckland Museum, detail of a Maori meeting house : New Zealand 
20081108 093441  Auckland Museum, detail of a Maori meeting house : New Zealand  20081108 093721  Auckland Museum, ornate carving on prow of Maori boat : New Zealand  20081108 093856  Auckland Museum : New Zealand  20081108 093523  Auckland Museum : New Zealand 
20081108 094108  Auckland Museum, bead work : New Zealand  20081108 094910  Auckland Museum, rock used by Maoris to sharpen spears and tools : New Zealand  20081108 101959  Auckland Museum, Maori food storage. : New Zealand  20081108 111947  Auckland - Parnell District, St. Mary's Church : New Zealand 
20081108 111643-1  St. Mary's Church : New Zealand  20081108 141308  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor : New Zealand  20081108 141835  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Lynne, Steve, Gil) : New Zealand  20081108 142456  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Dennis at the helm) : New Zealand 
20081108 142734  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Capt. Ron now in charge) : New Zealand  20081108 142815-1  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Capt. Ron now in chargem - Glenda backseat driving) : New Zealand  20081107 232935  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Thumbs up, he's still driving and we haven't hit anything yet!) : New Zealand  20081108 143052  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Lynne) : New Zealand 
20081108 145038  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Bob at the helm) : New Zealand  20081108 150359  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor (Gil and Mary Lou) : New Zealand  20081108 150007  Auckland skyline from the harbor. : New Zealand  20081108 151100  Auckland - Sailing on Auckland Harbor : New Zealand 
20081026 122135  St. Patrick's Church : New Zealand  20081109 061322  Auckland : New Zealand  20081109 090012  Hamilton Gardens are broken up into an English garden, Indian, Italian, American, Chinese and Japanese. This is a scene of the Japanese Garden. : New Zealand  20081109 090239  Hamilton Gardens - Japanese Garden : New Zealand 
20081109 090343  English garden : New Zealand  20081109 090723  Chinese Garden : New Zealand  20081109 090814  Chinese Garden : New Zealand  20081109 091543  Hamilton Gardens -Indian Pavillion : New Zealand 
20081109 091717  Hamilton Gardens - on way to Rotorua : New Zealand  20081109 091931  Hamilton Gardens - Italian Pavillion : New Zealand  20081109 092449  Hamilton Gardens : New Zealand  20081109 091046  Hamilton Gardens : New Zealand 
20081109 101316  Cambridge : New Zealand  20081109 114101  Home-hosted visit.  Werrenshire Farm.  Home of Ken and Bev Buchly. : New Zealand  20081109 104959  Home-hosted visit.  Werrenshire Farm.  Home of Ken and Bev Buchly. : New Zealand  20081109 112635  Home-hosted visit.  Werrenshire Farm.  Home of Ken and Bev Buchly. : New Zealand 
20081109 112703  Home-hosted visit.  Werrenshire Farm.  Home of Ken and Bev Buchly. : New Zealand  20081109 112910  Home-hosted visit.  Werrenshire Farm.  Home of Ken and Bev Buchly. : New Zealand  20081109 114306  Home-hosted visit.  Werrenshire Farm.  Home of Ken and Bev Buchly. : New Zealand  20081108 222610  Ron and Glenda : New Zealand 
20081109 132341  Rainbow Springs : New Zealand  20081109 134609  Rainbow Springs : New Zealand  20081109 135305  Rainbow Springs : New Zealand  20081109 133146  Rainbow Springs : New Zealand 
20081109 133313  Rainbow Springs : New Zealand  20081109 133412  Rainbow Springs : New Zealand  20081109 135548  Rainbow Springs - Guanna : New Zealand  20081109 144318  Rotorua - Maori meeting house : New Zealand 
20081109 144613  Rotorua - Maori Church : New Zealand  20081109 150453  Rotorua - Historic bath house. : New Zealand  20081109 150648  Bath House : New Zealand  20081111 114937  Statue inside bath house. : New Zealand 
20081109 160153  Rotorua - View of Whaka thermal area from the window of our hotel : New Zealand  20081109 161829  Rotorua - View of Whaka thermal area from the window of our hotel : New Zealand  20081110 080018  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera-an inactive volcano.  We are hiking up to the rim. : New Zealand  20081110 080321  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera.  Our guide, Charlie, briefs us on what to expect climbing into the crater. : New Zealand 
20081110 081020  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera.  Starting the desent to the bottom of the crater. : New Zealand  20081110 081703  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera : New Zealand  20081109 172348  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera - Our guide discribed the gravel ("scree") as "marbles on top of marbles".  You climb down by keeping your weight on the walking stick.  Else you will fall.  I fell many times. : New Zealand  20081110 083416  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera - Lynne makes it to the bottom : New Zealand 
20081110 083528  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera.   When hikers get to the bottom of the crater they customarily place a stone on the little hill. (Ron) : New Zealand  20081110 084106  Those who made it to the bottom:  Mary Lou, Ron, Bob, Margie, Lynne, Dennis, Hank, Bill : New Zealand  20081110 084433  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera - Our Guide, Charlie. : New Zealand  20081110 080329  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera : New Zealand 
20081110 081106  Mt. Tarawera - Looking up at Glenda and Maurine on the rim. : New Zealand  20081110 083220  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera - we made it to the bottom.  Now the fun begins trying to get back to the top. : New Zealand  20081110 084753  Starting the climb back up. : New Zealand  20081110 085153  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera : New Zealand 
20081110 085552  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera (Hank and Bill) : New Zealand  20081110 085843  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera (Mary Lou, Margie, Ron, Lynne) : New Zealand  20081110 090542  Rotorua - Mt. Tarawera - Reunited at the top. (Glenda, Steve, Lynne, Mike, Gil, Mary Lou, Ron, Dennis, Charlie, Margie, Jan, Bob, Bill, Yvonne, Maureen, David, Hank) : New Zealand  20081110 092141  Rotorua - View from Mt. Tarawera : New Zealand 
20081110 133545  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. Meeting house : New Zealand  20081110 135734  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience.  Preparing afternoon tea in a thermal spring. : New Zealand  20081110 140348  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience.  High tea. : New Zealand  20081110 141918  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience.  Digging in. : New Zealand 
20081110 134339  Rotorua -I love Americans - with Ketchup and Mustard! : New Zealand  20081110 144542  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience.  Looking back at our hotel. : New Zealand  20081110 144951  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. : New Zealand  20081110 150352  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. Geyser erupts. : New Zealand 
20081110 153748  Maori weaver. : New Zealand  20081110 154022  Weaving with feathers added. : New Zealand  20081110 160008  Rotorua -  Stuffed Kiwi. : New Zealand  20081110 162427  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience.  Warriors come out to greet us. : New Zealand 
20081110 162521  Rotorua - Welcoming dance : New Zealand  20081110 162922  Rotorua - Welcoming dance : New Zealand  20081110 170608  Rotorua - these older white guys are now going to show how it is REALLY done. : New Zealand  20081110 163007  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. : New Zealand 
20081110 163809  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. : New Zealand  20081110 163843  Rotorua - Rubbing noses as a greeting. : New Zealand  20081110 163626  Rotorua - Dancing. : New Zealand  20081110 164034  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience.  Spinning balls while singing. : New Zealand 
20081110 164342 01  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. : New Zealand  20081110 164755 03  Rotorua -   Now it is Glenda's turn. : New Zealand  20081110 184351  This totem image is used to scare away the enemies. : New Zealand  20081110 170233  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. This Maori is doing the "Haka" a war dance. : New Zealand 
20081110 170312  Rotorua - Looks pretty fierce.  He's scaring away the enemy! : New Zealand  20081110 170520 01  Rotorua -  Getting fiercer by the minute. : New Zealand  20081110 170638  Rotorua - Now we are REALLY fierce. : New Zealand  20081110 170814 01  Rotorua -  Ulp, how do I get it back in my mouth? : New Zealand 
20081110 184412  You don't! : New Zealand  20081110 184547  Rotorua - Te Puia Maori cultural experience. : New Zealand  20081111 090644  Rotorua - Kaitao School - welcoming dance : New Zealand  20081111 070652  Rotorua - Kaitao School : New Zealand 
20081111 070749  Rotorua - Kaitao School : New Zealand  20081111 143937  Corkscrewing into Queenstown Airport. : New Zealand  20081111 144152  Corkscrewing into Queenstown Airport. : New Zealand  20081111 180246  Millbrook Resort - Near Queenstown - entrance to our cabin. : New Zealand 
20081112 071509  Millbrook Resort - Near Queenstown : New Zealand  20081112 071713  Millbrook Resort - Near Queenstown : New Zealand  20081112 071931  Millbrook Resort - Near Queenstown : New Zealand  20081112 050047  Bird on golf course behind our cabin. : New Zealand 
20081112 050244  Now, now boys, don't fight over me. : New Zealand  20081111 180655  Millbrook Resort : New Zealand  20081111 183307  Arrowtown, old mining town. : New Zealand  20081111 183554  Arrowtown, old mining town. : New Zealand 
20081111 184339  Arrowtown Miner's cabin. : New Zealand  20081112 075257  One of many one-way bridges in NZ. : New Zealand  20081112 110714  Scenery on the way to Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 092432  Mirror Lake : New Zealand 
20081112 092048  Mirror Lake : New Zealand  20081112 104502  Hairpin turns on the way to Milford Sound : New Zealand  20081112 113817  More scenery. : New Zealand  20081112 121948  On the way to Milford Sound : New Zealand 
20081112 123642  Kea Birds - They are very inquisitive and have a most endearing habit of pulling up the rubber insulation from cars. : New Zealand  20081112 124438  On the way to Milford Sound. One way tunnel.  Always frightening! : New Zealand  20081112 131800  Cruising on Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 132040  Cruising on Milford Sound. : New Zealand 
20081112 132103  Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 135118  Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 141511  Cruising on Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 141956  Cruising on Milford Sound.  (Steve and Lynne) : New Zealand 
20081112 142640  Penguins on Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 142713  Penguin on Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 143815  Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 143943  Seals sunning themselves on Milford Sound. : New Zealand 
20081112 143927  Seals on Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 144644  Cruising on Milford Sound. : New Zealand  20081112 144613  Milford Sound (Lynne) : New Zealand  20081112 124705  Cruising on Milford Sound. : New Zealand 
20081113 084501  Queenstown : New Zealand  20081113 085537  Queenstown tourist. : New Zealand  20081113 090505  Hiking around Queenstown. : New Zealand  20081113 090351  Queenstown : New Zealand 
20081113 090902  Queenstown : New Zealand  20081113 091926  Queenstown : New Zealand  20081113 092505  Queenstown : New Zealand  20081113 092543  Queenstown : New Zealand 
20081113 092612  Queenstown : New Zealand  20081113 092931  Queenstown : New Zealand  20081113 101753  Taking a gondola to a mountain overlooking Queenstown. : New Zealand  20081113 101809  Here it is, Queenstown. : New Zealand 
20081113 102357  The gondolas : New Zealand  20081113 102504  Queenstown from the mountain. : New Zealand  20081113 102906  This man has a quicker way to get down to Queenstown. : New Zealand  20081113 110956  Bungy jump overlooking Queenstown : New Zealand 
20081113 111707  New Zealand flag (left), Australian flag (right) : New Zealand  20081113 140407  Along the shore of the Dart River : New Zealand  20081113 140510  Along the shore of the Dart River : New Zealand  20081113 141230  Along the shore of the Dart River. Maori camping kitchen. : New Zealand 
20081113 141314  Along the shore of the Dart River. Smoking fish. : New Zealand  20081113 141506  Along the shore of the Dart River : New Zealand  20081113 141727  Along the shore of the Dart River : New Zealand  20081113 150000  Getting ready for a ride on the Dart River. : New Zealand 
20081113 151000  Our group is riding on the jet boat. : New Zealand  20081113 151452  Jetboating on the Dart River. : New Zealand  20081113 151500  Are we having fun yet?  Yes, indeed! : New Zealand  20081113 154726  View from Jet Boat : New Zealand 
20081113 155029  Jetboating on the Dart River. : New Zealand  20081114 075926 : New Zealand  20081114 080954  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Site where bungee jumping began. : New Zealand  20081114 085147  Fruit stall in city of Cromwell.  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. : New Zealand 
20081114 085116  Fruit stall in city of Cromwell.  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. : New Zealand  20081114 112826  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. : New Zealand  20081114 113952  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. : New Zealand  20081114 131457  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Blue Pool. : New Zealand 
20081114 131629  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Blue Pool. : New Zealand  20081114 132638  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Blue Pool. : New Zealand  20081114 141348  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Thunder Creek Falls. : New Zealand  20081114 141535  Silver Firn. : New Zealand 
20081114 153442  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Nature walk along Ship Creek. : New Zealand  20081114 154017  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Nature walk along Ship Creek. : New Zealand  20081114 154241  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Nature walk along Ship Creek. : New Zealand  20081114 155210  On the way to Franz Josef Glacier. Nature walk along Ship Creek. : New Zealand 
20081115 094449  Franz Josef Glacier walk.  Note the way that the roots had split the rock. : New Zealand  20081115 101201  Franz Josef Glacier walk. : New Zealand  20081115 100202  Waterfall just before glacier. : New Zealand  20081115 102012  Franz Josef Glacier walk. Glenda in foreground. : New Zealand 
20081115 100726  Franz Josef Glacier : New Zealand  20081115 102433  Franz Josef Glacier up ahead. : New Zealand  20081115 102734  Layering of the rocks. : New Zealand  20081115 103115  Franz Josef Glacier walk. : New Zealand 
20081115 103150  Franz Josef Glacier : New Zealand  20081115 094632  Franz Josef Glacier : New Zealand  20081115 103337  Yep, feels sturdy. : New Zealand  20081115 103459  Ron and Glenda : New Zealand 
20081115 103522  Franz Josef Glacier walk. (Lynne, Steve) : New Zealand  20081115 111253  Franz Josef Glacier walk. Lichen (the red stuff) growing on a rock. : New Zealand  20081115 104825  Franz Josef Glacier walk.  Note the blue ice again. : New Zealand  20081115 105429  Franz Josef Glacier walk. : New Zealand 
20081115 111214  Franz Josef Glacier walk. : New Zealand  20081115 141601  After the glacier, we stopped here for a snack (or was it for them to snack on us?) : New Zealand  20081115 144728  Dennis pets a wild boar. : New Zealand  20081115 164738  On our way to Greymouth. : New Zealand 
20081115 171541  One way bridge shared with railroad! : New Zealand  20081116 102347  Reefton, an old mining town.  We stopped here for a cup of tea and a biscuit. : New Zealand  20081116 102600  Reefton, an old mining town. : New Zealand  20081116 103018  Demonstrating how to pan for gold.  He baked our bisquits; he made our tea - a real Renaissance man. : New Zealand 
20081116 103422  Another Renaissance man. : New Zealand  20081116 112423  This device crushed the rocks that might have gold, so that the gold flakes could be found. : New Zealand  20081116 114850  Reefton - Blacks Point Museum. : New Zealand  20081116 115228  .Blacks Point Museum. ( Mary Lou ) : New Zealand 
20081116 115751  Reefton, an old mining town.Blacks Point Museum. : New Zealand  20081116 124627  Steve has a surprise birthday party thrown by Overseas Adventure Travel. : New Zealand  20081116 145848  Cape Foul Wind cliff walk. : New Zealand  20081116 145948  Cape Foul Wind cliff walk. : New Zealand 
20081116 150200  Cape Foul Wind cliff walk. : New Zealand  20081116 150944  Cape Foul Wind : New Zealand  20081116 151141  Cape Foul Wind cliff walk. : New Zealand  20081116 151215  Cape Foul Wind : New Zealand 
20081116 151903  Cape Foul Wind cliff walk. : New Zealand  20081116 152334  Cape Foul Wind cliff walk - horses grazing. : New Zealand  20081116 152818  Cape Foul Wind : New Zealand  20081116 153639  Cape Foul Wind : New Zealand 
20081116 155256  Cape Foul Wind - seals : New Zealand  20081116 172108  Pancake Rocks : New Zealand  20081116 172358  Pancake Rocks : New Zealand  20081116 172722  Pancake Rocks : New Zealand 
20081116 172743  Pancake Rocks : New Zealand  20081116 192305  And ANOTHER birthday cake.  Steve's son surprises him with a cake. : New Zealand  20081117 095207  On our way from Greymouth to Christchurch. : New Zealand  20081117 111557  On our way from Greymouth to Christchurch.  Hmmm, we must be in New Zealand. Flock Hill. : New Zealand 
20081117 122459  We are now stopping at a sheep station. : New Zealand  20081117 122657  Flock Hill -Whatever I said, I'm sorry, fellas! : New Zealand  20081117 122744  The Sheep Dog knows his job well.  He kept circling around the sheep so that none of them would stray or get lost. : New Zealand  20081117 123539  Now, at a command from the owner, the two dogs are hearding the sheep to a barn. : New Zealand 
20081117 124001  She's so cute, can I take her home? : New Zealand  20081117 124054  Demonstrating how to shear a sheep.  When the sheep is put down in this position, he will stay there and not attempt to get up. : New Zealand  20081117 125520  We are being shown the different types of wool. : New Zealand  20081118 081501  Christchurch - for the day, we will be visiting Akaroa, a French settlement. : New Zealand 
20081118 083837  Christchurch - enroute to Akaroa. : New Zealand  20081118 085020  On our way to Akaroa. : New Zealand  20081118 094743  Akaroa - taking advantage of our recently elected president. : New Zealand  20081118 105211  Christchurch enroute to Akaroa : New Zealand 
20081118 110716  Stopping at a vineyard : New Zealand  20081118 110812  Vineyard : New Zealand  20081118 111019  Vineyard : New Zealand  20081118 111140  Vineyard : New Zealand 
20081118 111248  Akaroa : New Zealand  20081118 115455  Akaroa : New Zealand  20081118 115635  Akaroa - OK, I'll paint your portrait. : New Zealand  20081118 115550  Ron:  Are you sure you are an artist? Art:  Well, I played an artist once in my high school play. : New Zealand 
20081118 115550 (1)  Art: There, how's that? Ron: IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ME! : New Zealand  20081118 115730  Scenes in Akaroa : New Zealand  20081118 115825  Scenes in Akaroa : New Zealand  20081118 120002  Scenes in Akaroa : New Zealand 
20081118 122617  French toast Akaroa style. : New Zealand  20081118 124511  Akaroa : New Zealand  20081118 124636  Akaroa : New Zealand  20081118 130715  Akaroa : New Zealand 
20081119 111206  Avon River, Christchurch : New Zealand  20081119 111944  Christchurch : New Zealand  20081119 123413  Christchurch - Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 123513  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand 
20081119 123613  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 125043  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 125059  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 124134  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand 
20081119 124253  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 124416  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 124619  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 131638  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand 
20081119 132521  Botanic Gardens : New Zealand  20081119 140114  Christchurch - Church of England cathedral.  This Votive Candle stand, designed and made in the form of a Jewish Menorah, was installed in 2000 in memory of Dr. Hamish Roake, a long time member of the choir. : New Zealand  20081119 140224  Christchurch - Church of England cathedral : New Zealand  folderimage 
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