Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our vacation is nearing its end :(

We have been able to attend 2 temples here. We went to the Preston Temple, and the London Temple. This is a picture of the London Temple.

After we went to the temple, we thought we would drive to Wimbledon to see what we could find.

Wimbledon is a city outside of London. They not only have Wimbledon Tennis, but golf is pretty big. These are some practice tennis courts in Wimbledon. We had been following the signs and thought we were going to see the real Wimbledon courts. Little did we know, they were quite a ways away from where we started.

After much looking, we finally found them. We couldn't get any closer then this though. They had high security in the area getting ready for the tournament that started this week. This shows some shops and restaurants outside the courts.

Wimbledon tennis courts from a distance.

While we were looking for the tennis, we ran across some horse jumping competitions. They were kind of fun to watch.

This is a sign we ran across at a convenient store. We have had lots of chuckles over signs we have seen the last couple of weeks.

We found another castle! This one is called Warwick Castle. This is the entrance. Pretty cool walking through this tunnel.

This Castle was built in 1068. It is in pretty good shape for as old as it is.

Another picture of the Warwick Castle.

Walking back from the castle we walked past a church.
This is one of the headstones in front.

This lady was born in 1320, and died in the 1390's.
This is by far the oldest headstone we have seen.

A highlight of the trip will be touring the Manchester United Football (soccer) Stadium.

Here is the stadium. They shave the grass after every season, level the ground, then replant. This was replanted a couple of weeks ago.
We had to promise several times not to touch the grass.

Here are the seats the players get to sit in when they are not on the field.

Here are just a few of the trophy's they have won over the years.

This is a place called Salford Quays.
You can see the Manchester United Stadium on the right.

This is a swan swimming by at Salford Quays.

We have had a great time here in England. I'm sorry to see it end. We have seen lots of neat things, and met some nice people along the way. Maybe someday we will get to come back.

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