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December 18th 2005
Published: December 18th 2005
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Ice Bars, flora, fauna, statute buddies, bungy jumping, the Rain Piercer, famous people, and a wee bit of Kiwi humor.

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-5 Degree Bar-5 Degree Bar
-5 Degree Bar

Toasting the New Year
Minus 5 DegreesMinus 5 Degrees
Minus 5 Degrees

The Americans and the Ice Eagle
Minus 5 DegreesMinus 5 Degrees
Minus 5 Degrees

Since the -5 refers to Celsius, and since it was really -11, it was about a toasty 12 degrees Fahrenheit.
Minus 5 DegreesMinus 5 Degrees
Minus 5 Degrees

The ice carver creating a new ice sculpture.
Who knew?  Yaks in New Zealand!Who knew?  Yaks in New Zealand!
Who knew? Yaks in New Zealand!

Some of the animals in Deer Heights Park
Red DeerRed Deer
Red Deer

One of the few remaining wild deer herds. Red deer are farmed in New Zealand and the venison is sold to the U.S., Australia, and Europe.
Red Deer AntlersRed Deer Antlers
Red Deer Antlers

The velvet from the antlers is sold to China.
The "cheeky" KeaThe "cheeky" Kea
The "cheeky" Kea

This is the only southern rain forest parrot. They are extremely curious, funny, and at times aggressive.

20th December 2005

Merry Xmas
Ron & Pam, Thanks for the c-0-0-l pictures. The bar looks awesome. Mt. Cook looks like a very beautiful area. Gorgeous pictures. Xmas break is going well. Fall temperatures, relaxation, reading your recommended Ludlum book,golf, etc. Continue to enjoy, and Merry Xmas to you both. Jim

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