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Where do the lost days go?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

We lost Tuesday. We left Seattle on Monday, and arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday. Where did Tuesday go?

You can catch up with us on the blog:


Four blogs, covering four topics and about a week or two of time. Minus a day that was lost over the date line.
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    I've finally managed to catch up with all your great blogs by going way back to the earlier link . . . and then "next blog" at the bottom of each of these . . . (had some chocolate while reading your Seattle blog: loved the sunrise in Sidney; so glad that the NZ immigration types let you in!!) until stopped once again at the Walking Tour of Wellington: can't get that one. Grrrrr.
    2023 days ago
    I don't know if it has to do with the fact that we're here in NZ, and there's a branch of google in each area, or what. Glad you're able to find the blogs, and yes, I have fun keeping our online journal!
    2029 days ago
    I was having trouble with your blogs too but it worked today. It's a great way to keep up with your adventures.
    2029 days ago
    Some days the blog comes up just fine, other days Google wants people to sign in. Not sure why that is. But it's a free site for us, so we just went with it. Keep on trying!
    2030 days ago
    Not able to get into your blog today, it wants me to log in. I enjoyed a few in the past, especially your hometown. I'd love to see the new ones. I'll try again tomorrow.
    Popsy thanks for the lesson in your response.

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    2030 days ago
    Great way to handle the news...and I agree about the Jon Stewart and the Daily Show. It really helps to find the middle ground...and laughing about it keeps it all in perspective.

    Now about that day...the first time I experienced that I again gained a sense of how precious it is.

    I'm really loving your blog!
    2030 days ago
    Lost days and lost mornings! I spent the morning happily reading some of your blogs. New ones and old ones. It's been fun looking over your shoulder as you walk through the world.

    2030 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/3/2012 5:36:16 PM
    Popsy, thank you for the explanations - I always have so many questions about societies and cultures. And, coming from the US, where there is still so much racism, it's nice to see a much more integrated society. (Not to mention what our nation has done to our Native Americans, which I find appalling.)

    Ellen, I believe the trick is to listen to both sides of the news - the Fox news, which is very Republican (and also very extremist, sensationalist, and also works hard to "create" un-news news) and also ABC, CBS, NBC, which are probably more Democratic but also less sensationalist.

    But much of my "news" comes from Jon Stewart and the Daily Show - which shows the extremes on both sides. I think they actually have a more rational approach than the serious news!
    2031 days ago
    I'm really looking forward to catching up on your blog! I can travel vicariously through you!
    2031 days ago
    So frustrating . . . still can't get this "Wellie walking tour" blog to come up!!

    Thanks for your comments on my MMOB blog . . . I don't believe that the American media make it easy for persons to become truly informed about poliltical events: the accounts are so polarized and so dominated by paid advertising. However, I was absolutely sure, knowing you as I have come to through SP, that you would have voted and that you would have done so wisely and based upon careful consideration of the information.

    2031 days ago
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    I loved your blogs and it was fascinating seeing the country from others' perspective. Sorry about your experience at customs. They have to be super careful because undesirables (drug dealers, animal smugglers etc) sometimes try to use NZ as a transit point to get easy access to Australia and vice versa.
    The bird on the $20 is a parrot, so not a bird of prey but better not to tangle with its beak anyway! English and Maori are the country's two official languages which is why you see so many dual signs. Probably this is more obvious in the North Island which was (and is) more heavily populated with Maori than the South Island. There is a number of major tribes in the north whereas there is only one main one in the south - Ngi Tahu. In 1840 the British signed the Treaty of Waitangi with various Maori chiefs and this gave equal weight to both parties, which is why there's still a big Maori presence in society - we have had our difficulties and controversies but on the whole our racial concerns have not been as divisive as in some other countries.
    In the South Island we often refer to ourselves as the Mainland!
    A good idea to take it very easy for a day or two. Long plane journeys take it out of you. Enjoy this stage of your trip and keep us updated on progress.
    2032 days ago
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