Barbs big day began with a lovely rendition of ” happy birthday to you etc” – was just before 8am and I had invited a couple of very cold backpackers into the van to have a hot cup a tea. The diesel heater was blasting out 4 KW of wonderful heat so the 8 degree outside temperature made it a very hospitable thing to do as we had 20 + in the van. Just as the backpacker couple were leaving we – me plus them – gave the slumbering Barb a sweet melody to remind her that this was no ordinary day.
We motored on up to Mt Cook campground at about 10 am and found a spot in the very popular and busy campsite. The place is fairly full with all manner of Juicy type wicked vans and motor homes. The place is seething with foreign tourists all here to see a little bit of this iconic landmark in NZ – out tallest mountain. The ” Whitehorse hill campground” is right under the impressive Sefton Peak.
As you can see we 5 th wheelers have style – even dress up for special dinners and note Barb modeling her new van apron – a last minute birthday gift to go with her new tramping boots – but not on the same occasion.
We enjoyed a great dinner together and had calls from the kids too.
A great day 😉