Headed up to the Shire tonight in Hobbiton. I was skeptical but I must say I was amazed. The story is Peter Jackson and the locations crew are flying over farmlands looking for a place to film the Shire town for Lord of the Rings they see this farm and land the chopper. Mr Alexander owns the farm. He is watching rugby on TV and asks them to wait till the games over. So they do. Then they tour the farm and take the location making Mr Alexander rich cause its $80 per person to see it now. Just amazing realistic Hobbit town and it has a real magical feel due to the terrain and huge sweeping pines. Complete with Hobbitts mini-ginchies hanging to dry, smoke coming out of the chimneys, and my favorite part a free beer in the original Green Dragon Pub. I asked the waitress if the hobbits get into fights in the bar she says yes but they are easy to toss out. Song of the day it was a tough climb to get here on the bike played this 3 times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co6WMzDOh1o
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