We also drove past Tongariro, which played the part of Mt. Doom in the Lord of the Rings movies:
And we visited the mud pools at Waiotapu:
Unfortunately for me, last night was a very difficult pass with my lower GI being painfully and dreadfully uncooperative. I feel pretty crummy today, though things are somewhat settled down. On the plus side,
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