We did. We went to Rivendell. And it was just as magical as you might expect. However, as much as I love the story, I have never been as much into the movies as the books because I am just too much of a wimp. I did watch them, because I had to do it, but I can never watch them again. Just too much intensity and my heart. Oh my heart. It feels like I could die watching these movies. I know. I'm sorry, give me the craziest story in a book and I love it, I can cope pretty darn well... but I am a soft soft touch when it comes to movies. Sorry.
Anyway, forget the movies and enjoy the native forest! WOW! I certainly can imagine the elves that Tolkien wrote about amongst the trees, I want to live there too! Beautiful vines and foliage, ancient trees with secrets, and new growth with vibrant colours. WOW. I loved it all. For the last full day in New Zealand it was wonderful.
Today we head to Australia. It's a rainy day here and I am all cozied up in my favourite sweater and sweatpants. Perfect flying weather. We'll get packed up and ready for another airport excursion here in a little bit. Thanks as always for being there.
And a happy day to you.