Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sites of Paris


Me enjoying the Louvre and the Mona Lisa and Guy enjoying the museum.


Eiffel Tower and love.

Paris


Well it was on the train to Paris and the sites there. I had never been to Paris and I am not as familiar with France history as I am with England but being there made me want to read up on it. It was a big beautiful city looking from the Eiffel Tower but on the ground we only saw a little bit. We took a bus tour so we could see the famous sites and it was informative and I'm glad we did it but seriously it was soooo hot. You would think that we would be use to hot but it was humid as well so I'm so glad I took my capris. The buildings and palaces were gorgeous and so elaborate but we only saw a small glimpse.

Friday, May 22, 2009

London


Well here we are in London town and getting all tired out trying to get everything in. You can just take a look at the pictures and figure out where we've been. Cheri-o.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Graveyard


A graveyard in a churchyard, there were so many I don't remember in what town this was.

Downham


Beautiful town of Downham

Ribble valley


Ribble valley

Walkerford


The house and church/school of Jeanette Richards family

Ribchester


House in Ribchester.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Beautiful English Country

Wow, this was a fun beautiful day and the weather was great except until the end when we got caught in a huge down pour, but thats England. Today, we visited alot of the little country towns the the missionaries visited and baptized many people. Our guide was fantastic and told us many stories, too numerous to mention here. Just a few Ribchester, where Heber C. Kimball had an amazing dream, Walkerfold, where Willard Richards wife, Jennetta was born, Stonyhurst College, where it is told that Tolkein wrote alot of the Lord of the Rings and got inspiration for the books, especially the Shire. Chatburn & Downham where the missionaries had much success and felt a great love and spirit for the people and the Prophet Joseph said to Heber, after Heber told him of this experiences there, "Did you not understand it? That is a place where some of the old prophets travelled and dedicated that land, and their blessings fell upon you." I think the pictures will say the rest.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Chorley



Then on to finally catch up with Angie and Anthony at the Preston Temple in Chorley, where we heard their fantastic concert at the stake center.




River Ribble



Then on to the River Ribble where the first members of the church were baptized. The plaque commemorating this is in the Japanese garden by the river.

Preston


Then we went on the Preston and first went to the square with the obelisk statue where the missions went to preach and its also the square where Pres. Hinkley preached and got discouraged.

Liverpool and Preston


Well today we got up and met with our guide to take us over to visit some church history sites here in England. His name was Peter Fagg and he was fantastic. I had been to some of these sites when I came in 2005 but he took us to some many more and showed us so many more things. If any of you ever come to England he is the man to get for tour guide. First of all we went to Liverpool and he took us and showed us some streets where it looks alot like when the missionaires first came here and the streets where some people lived like John Taylors brother in law and others. Then we went to the docks and he showed us where most of the saints sailed from and alot of other stuff. This picture is of some of the older buildings by the docks although this is not the spot where most of the saints left from but there is a statue that the church erected to commemorate all those that emigrated (not just LDS).

Monday, May 18, 2009

Trinity College Downtown Dublin


Look blue sky, so we took a picture while at Trinity College. This is the location of the "Book of Kells" which a illustrated version of the four gospels of the new testament. Read here for more info
http://en.wikipedia.org wiki/Book_of_Kells.

Anyway a busy day seeing the sites of Dublin, except the brewery known as Guinness.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Golfing fun but Cold

So, we went golfing, well guy did and I drove the cart and took pictures. It was such a beautiful golf course, I guess its where they had the ryder cup in 2006. Guy just wanted to be able to play such a cool course. It was lots of fun, it was cloudy and cold but it didn't rain at all. So I thought I would post some good shots and some funny ones.


A good one!!!!!!
video


A really funny one!!!!!!
video

dinner


Enjoying a nice dinner in the
restaurant, of course the best
part was dessert. A yummy
chocolate cake thing with
chocolate sauce in the middle.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Staying at the K Club Hotel

So this is the hotel we stayed at, we were defiantly
out of league, the Bentley crowd. Cathy kept on looking for a Mr. Darcey? A big, spacious place with service staff every where you went, always wanting to do something for you, kind of pesty, so we spent time walking the grounds in the rain to have some quite time.

Dublin, green and wet


So here we have arrived and you can see that the clouds are thick and rain is forecast for each day of our trip. Kind of a bumpy ride over and a scarey landing because it was very windy.