Today I have a few photos of the magnificent views Rob and I witnessed while we were on a short break last week. We took a road trip to a pretty little township called Taupo, a 4hour car journey from Auckland. I did not take any photos here, in fact I did not take my camera!
However Rob had his Iphone so I was able to take a few of the Mountains when we took a drive to the Château. Mt Ruapehu is in the Bg.
Tongariro National Park has great views of all three mountains, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom in the Lord of the Rings) and Mt Ruapehu.
This is the view we had all the way once we entered the Tongariro National Park.
Ruapehu is on the left , Tongariro is the Cone shaped one and Ngauruhoe is the smallest on the right.
The Volcanoes are active, it was only last November that Tongariro erupted a plume of sulphurous ash, I am pleased to say she looks very quiet here.
We had a coffee break at Whakapapa village which is the stop off point for all the skiers, we did not venture into this activity!
And I made this card, I painted/embossed the background to create this texture.
I am entering this into: Sparkles Monthly Challenge -* Autumn Colours *
Thanks for the visit, back on Friday with another Shabby Chic card for the House of Cards Challenge.