Saturday, September 17, 2016

South Island Trip - Day 4: Milford Sound

Saturday was a day  we had set aside for a trip to Milford Sound - one of the most beautiful places in all of New Zealand.  It did not disappoint.  The weather was absolutely perfect and the views were out of this world.

 We got on the bus that would take us there about 7:30 that morning.  The views all the way up to the fjord were absolutely stunning.  Then, once we got to the Sound, we got onto a boat that took us on a lovely cruise up through sheer granite cliffs to some of the most majestic views we had ever seen.   We had a nice buffet lunch aboard the boat.  Then we went up to the top deck to fully appreciate the beauty of this very special place.

It was nearly 8:00 PM by the time we got back to our room in Queenstown.  We were tired, but feeling so full of awe for all that we had seen.

We are so grateful we got to spend this time on the South Island for our final part of this mission.  We've felt especially close to each other and to Heavenly Father as we prepare ourselves to transition back to our American life.   These past 22 months have been such a precious gift.  Our time here has truly been the icing on the cake.

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