Update from New Zealand!

We are convinced that New Zealand is the most beautiful place on Earth! From the moment we first caught a glimpse of the country while flying into Christchurch, we've been amazed. Our schedule has been packed and we've covered over 1,000 miles so far on our road trip through the South Island. We have made it to our final destination - Kaiteriteri on the Abel Tasman Sea. We are going to spend tomorrow (Thanksgiving) sailing along the coast. On Friday, we will drive to Christchurch to catch our flight back to the U.S. early Saturday morning. I can't wait to share more about each of our stops but for now here are a few photos... 

Lake Pukaki. Yes, the water really is that blue. I've never seen anything like it!

Lake Pukaki. Yes, the water really is that blue. I've never seen anything like it!

Lake Tekapo and Lupines (flowers). The prettiest flowers that are everywhere in NZ!

Lake Tekapo and Lupines (flowers). The prettiest flowers that are everywhere in NZ!

The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy (road to the right) was one of our favorite experiences so far. 

The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy (road to the right) was one of our favorite experiences so far. 

Queenstown. We have met many people who said they came to Queenstown on vacation and never left. We totally understand why!

Queenstown. We have met many people who said they came to Queenstown on vacation and never left. We totally understand why!

On the way to Franz Josef we stopped in Wanaka to hike Mt. Iron. Great views from the top!

On the way to Franz Josef we stopped in Wanaka to hike Mt. Iron. Great views from the top!

We took a helicopter to the top of Franz Josef Glacier. Above is the view from the top and below is the view from the bottom. 

We took a helicopter to the top of Franz Josef Glacier. Above is the view from the top and below is the view from the bottom. 

The Kenney Way - Franz Josef Glacier Hike 1.jpg

Happy Thanksgiving and see you back here next week!