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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Puzzling World

On our first day in Wanaka, I'd planned to do a helicopter tour around Mt. Aspiring, but the weather wasn't cooperative. On the way back from the airport, we stopped into Puzzling World.

The place has all sorts of games, tricks & optical illusions. Hubby's been pumping iron!

Honestly, I wouldn't go out of my way to stop here, but it was fun to kill time since we didn't have any other plans. It's great for kids & perfect for inclement weather.

They have a giant maze outside with 4 corner towers that can take quite a long time to find. We walked around for about 15 minutes and found 3 of them, and then moved on to the indoor puzzles.

One of the neater optical illusions was the leaning room, where everything was angled.

Einstein is holding the level & it appears that the pool ball will roll uphill into the pocket.

Out in the atrium area, they have lots of table set up with dozens of challenging little games to amuse yourself with.

The Hall of Following Faces is quite the optical illusion- all the eyes move to watch as you walk around the room

The also have quite a large shop where they sell many of the smaller puzzles & games.

The bathrooms totally cracked us up. They have a men's & women's side, where we both walked in- only to come back face to face with each other. They have a mock up of a Roman bathroom which blends in with the vanishing painting. It looks real life like when you are already startled walking into the restrooms.

GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Headed to Dallas for work....more travel!

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