Middle Earth: The Land of Hobbitses (pt 3)

We have returned with segment 3 of our New Zealand Adventure!
This time we thought we might shake things up a bit so…
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DSC_0800 DSC_0795 DSC_0784and the vineyards quaint!
To sum up our time in Christchurch and the vineyards would only be cheapened by any more words so with these last photos we will leave you. Til next time pengminions! Enjoy your day and the life you have been given because it is the only one you have got.
So much love, The FurleighsDSC_0779The landscape was marvelous DSC_0774 DSC_0773The Mr & Mrs on a fancy wine tour!DSC_0772
And no New Zealand adventure is complete without a wine tour
while you are in wine country!
DSC_0695We found a steampunk coffee shop!
DSC_0690DSC_0683The moa!
DSC_0703DSC_0756Taking a break and taking it all in!DSC_0730 DSC_0723My handsome husband rower! DSC_0703 DSC_0670We decided to give the river a try!DSC_0665 DSC_0658The garden’s fountain is gorgeous!DSC_0650I love this little row boat/punting place on the Avon river. DSC_0645This is Bob the tour guide. He really enjoys his city even
though it is going through a tough time.DSC_0641In front of a lil churchDSC_0639 DSC_0631
In the middle of town enjoying our walk with the Bobs.
Fellow traveler Bob insisted on taking our picture. ๐Ÿ™‚DSC_0628Oh the art!
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DSC_0623Richard with our tour guide and fellow traveler, Bob.
Both of them. They were both named Bob.DSC_0620They had some beautiful building muralsDSC_0618a few photos of the destructionDSC_0611 DSC_0609New Zealand is pretty awesome. The first country to grant women the right to vote!!!DSC_0608We took a walking tour of the city and discovered some of the devastation of the earthquake from 2012.DSC_0603 DSC_0598Walked by an old all boy’s school and found the Theatre!DSC_0596And fall in love with a tree!DSC_0588 DSC_0571Where I couldn’t help but take ALL THE PICTURES!!!DSC_0558 DSC_0547 DSC_0540 DSC_0539Taking time to smell the rosesDSC_0530 DSC_0517 DSC_0513 DSC_0512 - CopyWhere we spent sometime in the beautiful rose garden there.DSC_0504 DSC_0480And then we made it to lovely Christchurch!DSC_0474Maybe even recreating our own scenes from the movie!
DSC_0471and climbing around on boulders in those landscapes!DSC_0465 DSC_0454Making our way to some Lord of the Rings landscapesDSC_0442Even explore inside a bitDSC_0439Discover a cave!DSC_0421Even “catch” them in our hands ๐Ÿ˜€DSC_0408Took some time to gaze at some magnificent water fallsDSC_0399 DSC_0382On this leg of the adventure we spent some time in Arthur’s Pass.DSC_0351We found 4 total at a random car park view point. They have such personality (Pretty cheeky, my kinda animal ๐Ÿ˜‰ DSC_0337 DSC_0313
Ahh my favorite animal in all of New Zealand, the kea! The only alpine parrot! Read about them ๐Ÿ™‚DSC_0298 DSC_0294The next day we saw something I had never seen before…a MAJOR HIGHWAY with a HERD OF COWS just walking along IN THE ROAD!
I’m from Texas and have never seen this…what is up with NZ!!?!?!

DSC_0279Here just livin life on the edge! DSC_0270He was just taking in the view before we headed off into the sunset!DSC_0267 DSC_0264 DSC_0260 DSC_0253 DSC_0250 DSC_0234 DSC_0230 DSC_0225Found this lil guy just 2 mins down the road from the
pancake rocks and blowholes at the start of a cave!DSC_0201 DSC_0148 DSC_0147 DSC_0146 DSC_0144 DSC_0143 DSC_0131 DSC_0129Making faces and enjoying the viewDSC_0121DSC_0116 DSC_0115 DSC_0114These formations have created many blowholes!DSC_0104 DSC_0098 DSC_0094 DSC_0090Natural rock formations preserved by the DOC of New Zealand. I love how they work so hard to keep/restore the country’s habitats.DSC_0086 DSC_0085 DSC_0081 DSC_0077Our first glimpse of pancake rocks!DSC_0074A random beach stop on our way south.
It was a restroom stop…breathtaking!!DSC_0070
Whew we made it back alive!DSC_0068 DSC_0067 DSC_0064 DSC_0058 DSC_0051The beautiful viewsDSC_0050 DSC_0049From the top you can see forever into the seaDSC_0045 DSC_0041 DSC_0032 DSC_0030This one is a little better lolDSC_0029
Neither one of us could control our horses.DSC_0026HE ONLY WANTED GRASSDSC_0024We rode through fields of sheep. They ran!DSC_0019 DSC_0017 DSC_0014Trekked about through waterDSC_0009 DSC_0007 - CopyHeading out to tower above Cape FarewellDSC_0005At the back of the pack THE WHOLE TREK. My horse just wanted to eat grass. ๐Ÿ˜€ DSC_0004This is my horse. He listened the best…NOT.
Before the ride and before assignments of horses I had made a comment about how this specific horse was spooked by the helicopter from below and how going up a mountain I hoped he wouldn’t be mine. Thank you UNIVERSE!DSC_0002This is me on a horse.DSC_0001Above is a picture before we went out horseback riding (someone was private helicoptered up to join our group)
Now that you have made it here.
WELCOME

 

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