On Friday afternoon, a lovely couple in our ward, John and Maureen Cole, picked us up and drove us to the London Temple, where we were able to do the temple work for some family names of ancestor relatives we’ve gathered so far here. Some youth from the Reading (pronounced Redding) stake helped us. We were so impressed with them! Then we stayed at the accommodations they have on the temple grounds, then woke up early for the first session at 8 am. So wonderful to be there and feel the spirit and be able to share these blessings with family connections!
Gene was quite proud of that last photo of the temple where he caught the airplane flying in to the Gatwick Airport. They say the airplane pilots rely on the temple as a guide. So do we!!!
The next day after a session in the temple, we went to visit John Cole’s aunt, who lives in North London. Then we went to “have a wander” at Hyde Park.
Gene laughed at me when I said we need a photo of the daffodils. We’ve seen them all over, where ever we go! ‘Haven’t photographed them yet though!
John and Maureen Cole are wonderful members in the ward and kind friends to invite us along for this fun day!
This is the Albert Memorial and then the Royal Albert Hall, where many events are held.
‘Loved all the many taxis scurrying about through the city.
This is the front of the Hyde Park Chapel, built on land that had been bombed in World War 2, which now is a lovely Visitor’s Center for the Church, houses 3 wards and is a nice place to warm up on a cold spring day!
Gene saw a familiar face, Elder Ohman, from BYU, serving with his wife here, an amazing organist, who encouraged us to “give it a go”!
So colorful with the bright red double decker “coaches” weaving through the streets!
Gene’s next car!
The Marble Arch….. and Gene 🙂
The Buckingham Palace, about a half mile or so from Hyde Park.
As we left Hyde Park, we spied in the distance a bus with an interesting advertisement!
Gene caught it in motion! A nice sendoff from the park! Did we feel loved, or what!!!! Happy day in London Town! Cheerio!