In member and leader support we have opportunities the younger elders and sisters don't have. On Tuesday we went with Mary and Penny to the Indian River Reptile Zoo between here and Peterborough. Elder Wheeler is practiced in pushing a wheel chair on gravel paths. The small zoo is well known for its collection of various reptiles and supply of anti-venom. It added a few dinosaurs that actually move and roar.
|No, these are human, not reptiles|
|Our friend, the black mamba|
|Are we supposed to touch the dinosaurs?|
|Not this one, for sure|
|An alligator in the reptile show|
|It's a good thing we went before we left home|
Elder Wheeler got a call asking if he could go with Russ Dishington for home teaching on Tuesday evening. They visited Jim McComb, Wayne Emino, and Eleanor Murphin. He really enjoyed visiting the members as a home teacher. We don't know Eleanor very well, but found out she plays the steelpan. Her family played for the Caribana festival in Toronto.
|Eleanor with her steelpan|
|President Holt sorting out materials in his office|
|Window display along our morning walk|
|Our neighbor the "big bad wolf" (actually old and timid)|
We saved our P-Day activities for Saturday this week so on Friday we went to Brighton to make another deposit in the bank (worst exchange rate so far on our mission). We then went to the church for an hour (which stretched into three or four) to match our inventory with what is actually in the library.
We saw an advertisement for an art tour in Prince Edward County this Saturday. We visited 14 home galleries along Rednersville Road. We met a lot of people, saw some nice art, and even talked about the church with several of them.
|Looking across Quinte Bay on the art tour|
|That's what I feel like doing|
We heard about Birdhouse City by Picton so we decided to see what it was like. There were a lot of birdhouses modeling famous buildings, but no birds.
|A piece of the rock|
|A small fraction of the birdhouses|
|Birds in training|
|A trail through the goldenrod|
|Reverand Macaulay's house|
|Reverand Macauley's church|
|Why didn't we think of putting airplanes and missiles in our front yard?|
We then went to Lake on a Mountain which is a deep lake almost adjacent to the Picton Bay and Adolphus Reach (a bay). The Bay is much lower than the lake. While there we met Joseph Smith's 7th cousin (a non-member who does a lot of genealogy). He is through the Mack line.
|Lake on the Mountain|
|Aldophus Reach (a bay), across the street from the lake|
Sunday brought a lesson on Home Teaching, since there were new home teaching assignments for September. I don't understand why everyone was surprised about being called on Saturday (September 1st) to report their home teaching for August. Could it be that the July report was just turned in last week? The report for August was turned in today.
We enjoy Sundays because we get to Skype our family. Whenever we skype it seems like everything becomes chaotic, but maybe that's normal, who knows. Tomorrow we have Labor Day and kids will be back to school on Tuesday. That means the summer is over and we can look forward to a long autumn.
|Brynlie on Skype|