Travel Blogs from Palmerston North
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Today is my 39th birthday, but we are not having any special celebration, we will wait getting home and celebrating with our dalmatians...
The day is much more sunny than yesterday, and if we were not so tired and had more time, we would attempt the crossing again, although for sure, weather conditions up the craters should be pretty much the …
... to get to Palmerston North, as there was a hold up in traffic along the way. We assumed it was due to an accident, however we didn't see anything, so perhaps it was just a rush hour bottle-neck.
We checked into Bentleys Motor Lodge in Palmerston North when we arrived, and ordered in Indian Food, which was great, as we were both pretty tired and hungry. Our room was fantastic, we even had our own spa pool, so felt very ...
... the rain. What ever has happened to the originally forecast long hot summer??
We stayed at Palmerston North Holiday Park ($16 each) which was described in the Lonely Planet as 'having a wheezy bootcamp feel to it'. Not sure what that is supposed to mean but it was a nice clean campground, with good facilities (if a little lacking of power points to charge cell phones etc.).
Steve has been ...
... gave us a demonstration of the light squeezes and then release of pressure at the right time to make the horse walk and the very light movement of hands on the reigns to turn, it was quite impressive how responsive the horses were it and it seemed much kinder than using a bit and kicking. On the horse however it seemed way harder to me! I think bling was testing me at first to establish who was in charge and no matter how hard I squeezed him he ...