Cruising to Cromwell, and Climbing in Mount Cook  (by Rich)

Cruising to Cromwell, and Climbing in Mount Cook (by Rich)

  We split the drive up on the way to Mount Cook region with a stop overnight in a small town called Cromwell. The strip motel that we were staying in with nothing special, but it had a pool, and it was quite hot so we at the ability to cool off in the middle of...
Golden times in Golden Bay  (by Rich)

Golden times in Golden Bay (by Rich)

  Up and at ‘em early in the morning so that we could be in line for the ferry by 7am, that was going to be leaving by 8am.  We wolfed down some coffee and breakfast before we left the hotel, and then headed out. On the ferry, the kids were happy to find out that...
World War Wandering in Wellington  (by Rich)

World War Wandering in Wellington (by Rich)

  We woke up and packed the car up to head down to Wellington on the 27th, which meant that we had to take the fully loaded car up the hill at River Valley. To apply an ounce of prevention, I got out of the car and walked up the hill to prevent the car from...
A River Valley Christmas Vacation  (by Rich)

A River Valley Christmas Vacation (by Rich)

  We left National Park, and headed south on Christmas Day to get to our next destination, River Valley Lodge.  This was a place that we were all looking forward to as it was going to be a secluded retreat where we could just kick back and unwind from the travels...