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David was in town, we decided to hike to the Rob
Roy Glacier in
Mt. Aspiring National Park. It took us
six hours roundtrip, and
since we had Cassidy with us, that was quite an accomplishment.
It was a wee bit hairy crossing the swinging bridge with
a Cassidy on my back.
When we finally got to the glacier, it was awesome. Just
incredibly huge, majestic and beautiful. We hung out there for about an hour
while we ate lunch.
And for entertainment, there were the
Keas - native parrots found only on New Zealand' South Island. They're
huge (note the boot in the middle picture below) and love to steal Joe's
cookies from Paula (ask Cassidy - she loves to tell the story :).
Cassidy actually hiked about half the way down by
It took a while, but she was having a great time.
"Who's that?... Just more hikers... Hope I
don't get stepped on again... Whoa, you see that?!"