On Monday after school we met with the students for Kid's Club. Malorie did a great job of putting this event together. We expected five to show up, but were pleasantly surprised when 15 walked in. The story for the time was Noah's Ark. There were games, a story time, and a craft time. For the craft the kids paired up and built an ark out of a big pile of recyclables. This coming Monday the story is Samson and we hear there may be even more coming.
Wednesday morning we had our bi-monthly Elders meeting. Along with four elders there was the secretary and treasurer and building upkeep chairman. This meeting is held in our home. It comes off very much like a business meeting.
Carolyn and I try to use Thursdays to do some exploring around this fascinating country. We live in the Lakes Region National Park, which is widely considered one of the most beautiful places in Great Britain. Today we decided to drive into the interior of Cumbria. We happened across a community called Lakeside. This community is at the southern end of Lake Windermere which is the largest lake in England. The lake is 10 miles long, a mile wide at its widest, and reaches a depth of 225 feet. We bought tickets for a cruise up the lake to the far northern point at Ambleside. What a beautiful trip it was. There are pictures on this site. The snow covered mountains rise to about 3000 feet. Not exactly the Rockies, but none the less beautiful. It was a cold day, but the boat was closed in and very warm. At Ambleside we ate lunch at the Waterhead Inn. Great hot chocolate, BBQ beef sandwich for Carolyn, and grilled chicken for me. The food was delicious. It was a very good day.