Sunday, October 26, 2008

This is the professional Football Stadium in Wrexham where Soccer is played.

Since we have some avid soccer players, including professionals in our circle of family and friends I had to take a picture of the stadium. It is next door to the university where conference was held.

Stake Conference held at the University in Wrexham, Wales.

Today we had a marvelous stake conference in the beautiful auditorium of the University in Wrexham, Wales. Wrexham has a lovely chapel but it is not big enough for stake conference. Our Mission President and his wife, President and Sister Bullock spoke and they were so wonderful.
Elder Steenhoek is standing in front of the entrance to the auditorium.
Wrexham is about 11 miles from the Adqueduct that I put on the blog before this picture.

The owner of the boat ride and the enthusiatic passengers.

Canal boat ride on the Pontcysylite Aqueduct

You can travel on canals to nearly every city in England. There seemed to be no way to connect the waterways in the city of Llangollen. An Engineer named Telford devised a plan to build the first all-steel Aquaduct across a ravine to connect the waterway. He did build it. It is 126 feet high. After the Aquaduct was complete he went up in the mountains near the head of the stream and redirected part of the water into a new channel that would come out into his aquaduct to connect it to the canal on down the mountain. The plan worked. It was amazing to see. I rode on the boat but I couldn't see over the side 126 feet down. Thank goodness!!

A view of the castle from the water.

Elder Steenhoek and Dan standing in front of a castle in North Wales

Elder and Sister Steenhoek with son Dan

The Three Chimineys, where we have gone to eat.

Ray Meadows, our new convert

President and Sister David Bullock welcoming us to the England Manchester Mission