Dave and Whitney are about to embark on a road trip across New Zealand.
W:Honey, are you sure the car will hold out? We're going to be gone for two weeks.
D:Relax. She may look like an old clunker, but she's never let me down yet.
W:Well ... if you say so. Look --- I bought an excellent map.
D:Not bad. Just make sure you hide it behind a newspaper or something. We don't want to look like tourists.
W:But we are tourists!
D:Yes, but do you want to stick out like a sore thumb? You never know when unsavory types might be hanging around.
W:In that case, maybe I should leave my engagement ring at home.
D:Good idea. No sense in flashing expensive jewelry around.
W:I'm a bit uneasy about the fact that we haven't done much research. We should find out if there's any major road construction going on.
D:Too much planning only ruins a trip. I want to be free as a bird!
W:Well, birds can fly over construction --- but we're not birds, Dave. We'd have to take some laborious detour.
D:Whitney, trust me. This road trip is going to be a piece of cake.
W:Let's just hope it's a sweet one.