My blog about visiting Hobbiton was so popular that I thought I would continue with my Middle Earth adventure tales.
Chapter 2 is climbing Mount Doom in the footsteps of Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee.
Here on the left is Mt Ngauruhoe which is an active volcano. I guess it was lucky for us that it wasn't spewing forth fire and brimstone when we chose to visit with the halflings.
In this national park area there are many famous alpine treks. We went on the Tongariro Alpine trek. Well, maybe we didn't get the whole 8 hour walk in with our young halflings, but we had a good time anyway.
Of course no ski trip would be complete without a bottle of Frogmorton ginger beer from the Southfarthing. This is one we picked up at Hobbiton. I reckon we'll be needing a few barrels of this shipped home to Oz.
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Just a couple more happy snaps below of me falling over, oops, I mean skiing, and the view from our digs at National Park Village where a giant Kiwi is on the prowl.
By the way, make sure you check out the Schnapps Bar while you're there.