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September 7th 2016
Published: December 13th 2017
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Not knowing quite what the weather would be like, we chose to stick closer to home:
First stop: Huka Falls.
Second: Orakei Korako (cave & thermal park)
Third: Aratiatia dam
Fourth: Weirakai Thermal Walk and campground
We liked to say that we were in and out of the clouds all day rather than that it rained occasionally. Our Christmas gift-coats worked great for both warmth and waterproofing.
The weather was getting cooler too, and by the time we arrived home from our adventures around 5, it was very wet and cold and windy. Lake Taupo had whitecaps!
We had to wait a little while before immersing ourselves once again in the wonderful thermal baths just outside. Ahhhhh.
Tomorrow is time to pack up again and head about 6 hours' drive south to Wellington, to visit with Mary Jo Mohlmaster's distant cousin (we hope we find the right house and they speak English, or it might be like the Griswold's Excellent European Vacation movie) for 2 nights. Let's hope the warmer weather returns too.
The night cleared up wonderfully but we cannot tell which constellation is the Southern Cross.



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7th September 2016

I am enjoying your travels so much that I am now forwarding your blog to my sissy! She loves them too! Have fun kids. Love you!
7th September 2016

It sounds like you 2 are gaving a wonderful time! You might want to stay there and never come home! Have fun!Katie
7th September 2016

It sounds like you 2 are having a wonderful time! You might want to stay there and never come home! Have fun!Katie
7th September 2016

You look adorable! How HOT was it Jean? Sounds like so much fun! xoxoxo

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