The Tour’s First Day


Windsor Castle from the air


Quick entry.  No time.  Heading off to church.


We drove by Windsor Castle yesterday, and then, after dropping off our rental car, met our group — most of them, anyway — at Heathrow.  We also met Peter Fagg, our English LDS guide, and boarded our bus.


The London England Temple
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
(click to enlarge)


We drove down to the London Temple– which is actually in Lingfield, Surrey — and walked around the grounds there.


Then the drive up to London, past much of the historical magnificence of the city, to our hotel, which is in the Kensington area.  The group did a walking tour with Peter, while Debbie and I spent the evening (until past midnight) with our friends, Elder and Sister Ainsworth, at their flat.


Posted from London, England





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  • hthalljr

    What, you kept the missionaries up past midnight? :)

    • DanielPeterson

      ‘Fraid so. I bring an evil influence with me wherever I go, it seems.

  • Sine Nomine

    You may wish to pop into a newsagent’s for a copy of today’s Sunday Times, whose magazine features an astonishingly feeble cover story on British Mormons.

    • DanielPeterson

      Oh boy. I can’t wait. I’ll try to find it. Or I’ll find it on the web.

  • dangerdad

    I swear you’re stalking my wife and me from our trip to London in the late 90s. First Salisbury Cathedral & Old Sarum, then the ward building where the students met, and now the temple.

    Funny story. We attended a session there (it was a weekday, sparsely attended) and one of the matrons said “you should get more people from your ward to come…where are you from?” My deadpan response: “California.”

    It was a lovely session, in a beautiful building, in quite the scenic countryside.