after 42 yrs, penpals meet


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June 8th 2007
Published: August 10th 2007
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When Ruth was 13 yrs old she saw a girls name in the back of some magazine wanting to be a penpal with someone around the world. Ruth said she responded to Cheryl in New Zealand because it would save the hassle of another language. 42 years of exchanging letters, and now they meet face to face. The day started out to be just a traveling day to meet up with Cheryl and her family in a samll town named Dannevirke. It was very overcast so there was not much to see, and made driving as fast as we could the


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8th June 2007

Weather
So is it fall there? You look kind of bundled up.
12th June 2007

...it's winter
Couldn't find anyone to identify the tree, or any of the amazing trees so far. We have stopped at a couple of botanical gardens and learned a few names from the tree tags. It has been fall type weather in the north Isl;and and north end of South Island, but we saw snowy mountain peaks today, a glasier and lots of sand on the "frosty roads."

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