The drive to Queenstown was short (less than an hour), but it involved a pretty high mountain pass that Binney had to work hard for. But it was a nice sunny day and we made the drive easily. Our day was pretty relaxed; we didn't partake in any of the typical Queenstown adrenaline-rush activities. Scott probably would have done another bungee jump if I had agreed to go, but I am too chicken :)
We spent the day wandering around town, shopping, and walking by the lake with Dexter. Very nice day!
|The day started with waking up early to watch the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics! |
I enjoyed most of the program, even the ridiculous parts :)
|Stopped to look at the historic Cardrona Hotel on the way|
|At the top of the Crown Range, which is also apparently the highest sealed road in NZ|
Queenstown is barely visible in the distance, off to the left.
|Looking down to Arrowtown|
|This sign was warranted! Quite a steep road.|
|Took Dexter for a walk by the lake|
|Lake Wakatipu, with Queenstown to the left and The Remarkables (mountain range) looming above.|
Oh, and Dexter swimming in the middle!
|This burger place is really popular, but we decided the wait wasn't worth it.|
|Went to Devil Burger instead! Brought them to the lake to eat.|
|Scott enjoyed his plain burger, lol.|
|Nice place for a picnic.|
|The founder of Queenstown, and his sheep :)|
|Got some yummy candy. Also got Irn-Bru for Scott to try. |
He rated it: better than 7up and L&P but not as good as Pepsi or Root Beer :)
|Can you spot the moa?|
|Ok this one is easier...can you spot the giant kiwi?|
|Scott's camera lens broke a few weeks ago, so he bought a new one today. Fancy!|