Many years ago, I did a wonderful cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland,
New Zealand. By chance, I met Daryl McSkimming, an agricultural inspector from
New Zealand on the ship and we have been friends ever since ( sevnteen years now! ).
What was so nice is that, when the ship got to Christchurch, after taking care of some
business, Daryl came back and picked up a friend and me, then took us sightseeing
and over to his house to meet his dog, Misty, before returning us to the ship and
saying farewell. Twice, he's visited San Francisco, to inspect California grapes
New Zealand was importing so we have seen each other over the years. Just before
Christmas, he suprised me with a phone call! I am so blessed to have him for a friend.
I do hope, someday, to get to New Zealand again, to see him and to meet his wife, Rachael.
At any rate, I was going through some photos and came across this sweet picture of his
dog that I met back then, Misty, and Katy, his parent's dog. I thought I'd put it on
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