|Dennis, Vicki and Larry enjoying the mineral springs.|
|Love the Aqua Therapy after a long drive!|
The Adult Pools offered AquaTherapy with various kinds of water jets to pulsate on our achy, breaky parts! They also had sulfur pools for the healing aspect. Other than this, I don’t even recall where we had dinner or where we stayed. I guess I mellowed out in the pools! It was a good overnight stop somewhat out of our way to the next one in Arthur’s Pass, but since Christchurch was not possible it was a great alternative.
Pushing onward, we headed to Arthur’s Pass in the morning. This meant coming down from Hanmer Springs, around a mountain range and heading back up one of the other (three total) ways to cross from the east side of South Island to the west side. It was a nice drive and pretty scenery.
|A little creativity moment.|
|The river bed is huge without much water, but we were told|
the water is actually rushing below the surface of the rocks.
The true New Zealand is called by its Maori name: Pounamu or Greenstone. I doubt that anything we picked up is of value, but it was fun – just like searching for shells when walking the beach.
|The Captain's creative moment. Sweet!|
All was well until Vicki rolled over in the middle of the night and somehow ended up on the floor with the mattress and bedding with her! I could not tell you anything about it as I slept through it. I only remember her snoring! (Sisterly love.)
|The wonderful map in Bealy Lodge gave a panoramic view|
of Arthur's Pass and the surrounding mountain ranges.