Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Askrigg, Yorkshire Dales, Sykes House B&B

And no man receiveth a fulness unless he keepeth his commandments.  The Spirit of truth is of God.  I am the Spirit of truth, and John bore record of me, saying:  He received a fulness of truth, yea, even of all truth.  He that keepeth his commandments receiveth truth and light, until he is glorified in truth and knoweth all things.  Doctrine and Covenants 93:26-28

We chose to stay in Askrigg, within the Yorkshire Dales because it was where the BBC had, for a period of years, filmed the ever popular, "All Creatures Great and Small."  The pub, the vet clinic, and home were located just around the corner from the very old bed and breakfast in which we stayed.  It was also within about a 10 minutes drive to Gunnerside where I hoped to find evidence of my ancestors.  Not to mention, the whole area is wreaking with history and there are places where other popular films have been shot .  The actual James Herriott World, tourist attraction, is about a half hour's drive, but still he wrote about his treks in this area.  It is considered his back yard and a favorite place to write about and in which he loved to trek.

Sykes House is the name of the bed and breakfast in which we stayed.  It has a little shop at the front where newspapers, various goods, and food are sold.  The owner told us it is 500 years old!
Original fireplace rock.

Looking out our upstairs room overlooking the cemetery.  Our car is the silver one.
The stairway looking down
The pub where we ate across from the one filmed in the James Herriot TV series
Resident flower and my token flower for this post, which I am sure everyone is thrilled to see.  How many flowers and plants do you think I posted in the blog?


Original staircase.  I'm sure the fire extinguisher wasn't there 500 years ago.

The window in the toilet (remember that is what it is called in the UK)
Original beams
Awwww . . .

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