Monday, June 13 (I think)
Queenstown, New Zealand
Yesterday we spent several hours organizing our photos in the morning, then off to lunch and then an afternoon hike around the lake. It felt great to be out in the cool weather. We wear three or four layers as we "tramp" around. Most of the time we are warm. The food has been really good from pizza to lamb. The tap water is better than bottled water.
Today started with an hour bus ride to the sheep farm. Here we met Andy and his father, three dogs and hundreds of sheep. We were exposed to the sheep business and were introduced to the procedure of rounding up the sheep by the sheep dogs, loading them into different pens and separating them based on their age and wool length. Many of the students held the sheep in shearing position and Miles actually took some of the wool off.
We have a limited amount of time right now to get this blog written and uploaded as we are about to go explore the town. Ski season is approaching and this town is a big tourist ski destination.