Tuesday, June 26, 2012

update

It's about 20 miles to the sea from here, so we combined business with pleasure and visited Flamborough, which is a village next to Bridlington and walked along a sheep trail to edge of the North Sea. There were caves in the cliffs next to the Sea and on the little point, the grass was like a sponge and it felt as if you could sink. Maybe is was a bog??? ( Mt. Thompson, in the Sawtooth Mountain Range has the same kind of ground.) Anyway, the wind was blowing and it reminded me of some 19th century English movie where the woman is standing on a precipice next to the ocean and the wind is blowing her hair.





For the activity at institute this week, James Smith taught the YSAs how to street dance. There were at least a dozen who wanted to learn, but by the time he was finished there were only about 6-8 that could dance that fast. The rest were in the kitchen eating potatoe salad and baked beans.



Chas, at the Family HIstory Centre, took us to the docks to show us the statue that commemorates the passing through of many Europeans, including Mormons, to America. As we stood there and looked at the faces, we could see history as it must have been. The mother is taking care her little daughter doesn't fall, the little boy is playing with the newly discovered wild life (crab), and the father is looking towards America, contemplating the trials the family will face with his hand on his wife's back reassuring her that all will be well. It certainly brings tears to think of the sacrifices the early church members faced as they gathered to Zion.



The grass is going to seed.



We have beautiful flowers in our "back garden", lettuce, and a lot of nice grass that reaches to our knees. The landlord is supposed to keep the grass cut, etc., But as yet, nothing?????




This is Danny and Steph his partner. Danny is very excited to get baptized, but has a couple of issues to work through first.



The Olympic Torch came to Hull and stayed the night, so for FHE we walked to the park to welcome the torch and watch the festivities and then walked back to our flat for icecream. Here are some pics from the evening. We bought two helium balloons so the YSAs could find us. A little girl came up to us and asked where we got them; in the process of giving them to her they flew away. :-(


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