We had one of the best days yet today! The sail into Auckland was simply magnificent! The weather, contrary to forecasts, was perfect. Once we were cleared, Brad & I went out and picked up a rental van this morning and came back to the ship and picked up Gloria, Ann & Cathy and we were off…. Our first stop was the Parnell Rose Gardens…. Beautiful first stop! That is where part 1 ends…. Frankly, I am tired and the remaining parts of the blog just may have to wait a bit. I have an exciting day planned for tomorrow so, rest is what I need tonight….. Parts 2 and 3 will come soon….