Sunday, May 4, 2008


We arrived safely in beautiful Queenstown yesterday afternoon. The view on the descent was gorgeous, due to a dusting of snow that had come in that morning and decorated the mountain tops.

After check-in at The Dairy, we walked down to check out town and grab a bowl of soup at a cute little cafe. After lunch, we walked around town and the shore of Lake Wakitipu, then up to Queenstown Gardens, a beautiful park with lots of trees, flowers, and views, with the fall foliage in full swing.

After an early dinner (I had the boullabaise, Dylan had a fish and chips sandwich - the food here is great!), we went back to our room and slept from 7:30pm to 6:30am. We are both totally over our jet lag after 11 hours of sleep.

This morning, we are sitting at a beautiful breakfast spread in the dining room of The Dairy. The dining room is the actual old dairy (which is what they call a corner store here), one of the oldest buildings in town. The rest of the hotel is very modern with a crackling fireplace and honesty bar to greet people when they walk in the door. We have just enjoyed fresh local kiwi fruit, crossaints, bacon and eggs and coffee from the french press. Now we are fueled up for the Doubtful Sound overnight cruise - we get picked up in 20 minutes.

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