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Gone tubin’

Driving through the Marlborough Sounds a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon a small slice of Vermont half the world away.  With green mountains rolling down to fields of dairy cows and a rocky gorge carved by a crystal clear river, the countryside around Pelorus Bridge is a near perfect rendition of home.

It fast became one of our favorite spots as the first night we stumbled upon a free buffet- mutton, roast potatoes and whole chickens for the taking!  The rest of our time was spent playing cards, trying to drink enough 4% beer to feel something, and – one of our favorite summer pastimes back home – tubing down the river.

As an added bonus, we discovered that next month Peter Jackson and Co. will be taking over the campground to film sections of The Hobbit here— specifically, a scene in which Bilbo and the dwarves clamber into barrels and raft the very same river!

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8 responses

  1. Very cool!! I totally remember that scene from The Hobbit, too! That’s gonna be a great way to remember your totally tubular adventure there! 😉

    November 27, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  2. Jesse Littlefield

    Cool! You should try to be extras!

    November 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

  3. Jesse Littlefield

    Also, I love the video! That looked so fun!

    November 28, 2011 at 11:55 pm

  4. Jay and Burnadair

    Stephanie and Nate, just to let you know we are tracking your travels and adventures. You are like superheros! We enjoy the way you chose to share this lifetime experience of yours with us. We think of you both and miss you dearly. Safe travels, waiting for your next posting! Love Burnadair and Jay

    November 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

  5. Jay and Burnadair

    Oh, by the way, I like that “beer comercial” you guys filmed while tubing! Hahahahahahahaha awesome fun! Jay

    November 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

  6. Callie

    Beautiful. And I am envious of the warm waters and greenery on your tubing adventure!!! “STEWARTS”

    December 2, 2011 at 3:29 am

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