By Tim Hauserman
I just returned from a 35 day camper van adventure around the South Island of New Zealand. It truly was a spectacular trip. We saw crystal clear mountain lakes backing up tight against high mountain peaks still sporting late spring snow. Lush forests of craggy trees covered in moss that looked like where an elf from the Lord of the Rings movies would live. Seemingly endless fields of grass packed with sheep, cattle and even deer which are raised commercially there.