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Birthday Vacation

For Mike’s Birthday he wanted a “Vacation Day” to just relax, rest, read, catch up on emails, and enjoy the views.  Until late afternoon we did just that (along with laundry, a little school work, and board games).


At about 5p we headed out for one birthday adventure…….a visit to Mt Cook, the tallest mountain in New Zealand.

The weather was perfect as we set out on the Hooker Valley Trail.  Since we didn’t start until nearly 6p and still had birthday dinner to prepare we knew we wouldn’t be able to complete the trail, but we sure enjoyed the hour and a half or so we spent on it.

We returned to our Lake Cabin for Mike’s birthday dinner of semi-Swedish meatballs and potatoes with peaches and cream for dessert.  That was followed up with the third Hobbit movie as we had visited beautiful “Hobbit” type territory today.  It was far past midnight when we finished the movie and went out to enjoy the beautiful stars.  Happy Birthday Mike!!