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04/16/13   Easter and Spring in UK 

Spring has been very slow coming to UK!   Even in April, we were still getting fluffy white sunshine.
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Before Easter, Richard led a Bible study with some friends.
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Good Friday, 2013 – We attended a special service at Brimpton Baptist Church – established in 1843!  What a wonderful day of worship and fellowship!
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It was a blessing to visit and go to church with the Daniels family.  They visited us in February.  Kristi is from Peterstown, WV.
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During Easter break we visited some historic sites: 

Ightham Mote - 14th century manor house surrounded by a beautiful moat
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Walmer Castle and Gardens - coastal castle built by King Henry VIII and recently used as a summer vacation home by Queen Elizabeth
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Dover Castle - coastal castle built by King Henry VIII with secret underground tunnels that were used in WW II to manage the rescue from Dunkirk and direct British air defenses.
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Despite the cold weather and showers of snow and sleet alternating with sunshine, it was wonderful to visit the White Cliffs of Dover. 
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It was wonderful to warm up with hot tea and scones at the Lighthouse of Dover after a 2 mile trek along the cliffs.
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On Easter Sunday we attended First Baptist Church of Dover.
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In the wartime tunnels under Dover Castle, Richard pondered the British WW II war effort as he donned this old Royal Air Force jacket.
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We walk over these train tracks as we walk from our apartment to the office.
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Whenever we journey to London, the train is the best way to go.
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What a blessing to attend Metropolitan Tabernacle in London!  It is awesome to walk where great Christian leaders, such as Charles Spurgeon, have walked and worked!  
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The church was started in 1650 and moved to this present location in 1859.
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Richard with Dr. Peter Masters standing in front of C. H. Spurgeon’s pulpit and the last portrait painted of that great theologian.
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After church, we enjoyed the nicest weather since we arrived in UK more than 5 months ago.  How pleasant to enjoy blue skies and sunshine as we visited sites like the London Eye!
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One morning in March we joined friends for some English Indoor Bowling.   This was considerably different from American bowling – green carpet instead of lanes, smaller lopsided bowling balls that naturally roll in an arc, and a single cue ball instead of 10 pins.
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We always enjoy spotting the colorful wild pheasants that live throughout the country.
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Family - Apr 13