Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pokey vs New Zealand Travel

by Rachel Hoyt
Image by Federico Stevanin via

Hey there readers.  Pokey and I have been having a little argument. I've been trying to tell her that I want to promote tourism in New Zealand as part of a worldwide blogosphere event - Blog4NZ - but she just won't stand for it.  Pokey claims that she never knew anything happy about New Zealand until we read about the Turtle Lady a few weeks ago.  Now Pokey wants me to promise I won't go there until the Turtle Lady has recovered from her losses.

I know what you're thinking.  Pokey can't talk.  Well, you are right, but she and I communicate telpathically.  Sure, I may be interpreting, as I have no training in telepathic communication, but the way that she looks at me says it all.  She knows; and she knows that I know that she knows.  So, she tells me things.

My argument is this: I haven't taken an exciting trip in a really long time and there are so many fun things to do in New Zealand.  Not all areas of NZ were affected by the earthquake, you know? They have 14 national parks there!  I can visit a glacier and build my own spa at the hot beach on the same trip.  Why would my dear beloved pet want to deprive me of this pleasure?!

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  1. You will both just have to come, and argue it all out here Rachel.

  2. Bad pokey bad... Let's get packing for NZ Rachel... Pokey is staying put.. LOL

  3. Pokey is just frightened you'll love it too much and not come back

  4. Thanks for coming to weigh in on the argument. Hehe. Pokey and I are enjoying the debate about NZ. :)