Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Days 12, 13, & 14. New Ward, Tower of London, Temple, & War horse

Ok so it's been a while but here is what I have been up to for the last three days.

Five Other girls and myself went to our Portuguese-speaking ward for the first time. It was a really good experience and I am so glad that I was assigned to that ward. I could barely understand anything, but would pick up a few things that were similar to Spanish. The people were friendly, nice, and so humble and it was great to see their dedication. Later that night we had a fireside on the Blitz of WWII.

We had class like usual :/ and then went straight to the Tower of London as a class. I had already been but it was still good (although I wish we had had a beefeater giving us the tour). But it was a funny day and combine that with lack of sleep and you get me giggling all day long.
Tower Bridge (taken by Chelsea)

Where the Royal Jewels are kept
Today we took a group trip to the the London Temple, which is actually out of the city in the countryside, and it is gorgeous. We rode a train and then got from the station to the temple by taxis. The temple grounds are the prettiest ones I have ever seen- large greens, flowers, a little river complete with a bridge, and lots of trees. I am so glad we were able to get out of the city for a day and enjoy the peace that comes with attending the temple, especially pondering while inside. After we got back we saw the show "War Horse", a play that we are studying in class. It was amazing, and I loved it. It was a story about a teenager and his horse during the time of WWII. The horses were created by puppet-work in the form of a real size horse with actors making all the sounds (breathing, naying) needed to make it seem real. I always get so emotionally involved in anything that has to do with animals. I probably cried like three times, but at least it had a happy ending. 

Worst picture of all time...but whatever.
What the horses looked like (from the website)


Steve and Donna said...

you are having so much fun and I am so happy you got to see the London temple. Your Dad and I have yet to see it!

Amber said...

me likey