Saturday, December 15, 2007

Greetings from the South Island!

In the course of a few short hours, we’ve traveled from a place that’s a lot like home to a place that’s a lot like Aspen. In fact, Queenstown and Aspen are sister cities – or so we’ve been told – and we can certainly understand why. This lovely little town of 20,000 or so is stunningly picturesque. The backdrop is a mountain range known as the Remarkables (again, we understand why). The foreground is Lake Wakatipu (which now we know how to pronounce). Along the shore is quaint little Queenstown…with more restaurants, bars and shops than residents and visitors can imagine. There’s even a casino or two. The skies are dotted with periodic daredevil sky jumpers taking willing tourists for a wild ride.

If there’s going to be any bungy jumping, this is the place. After all, this is where it was invented. We’re here for a few days. We’ll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, Happy Saturday from a place that’s billed as the adventure capital of the world. From our corner room with this view, it’s seems like the perfect place to rest, relax, recharge, and maybe – just maybe – take a leap from a bridge.

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