Monday, May 4, 2015

The Cloisters, Brooklyn Bridge, and People!

 On Monday, April 13, we went in to Manhattan to go to the Cloisters museum with Elder and Sister Hancock's group.  It was really interesting, it was fun to be with the Hancocks and also the Strouds, who were in our area in Arizona and Doreen Pugh Young from Heber City, who is a good friend of my brother, Bob and his wife, Vicki. They're all CES missionaries in New Jersey.

This is outside the museum, looking across the Hudson river to New Jersey.

Here's a shot of the George Washington Bridge.

The Cloisters museum and gardens, the branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to the art and architecture of medieval Europe, was assembled from architectural elements, both domestic and religious, that largely date from the twelfth through the fifteenth century.

We loved the architecture and the artwork!

This is Doreen Young and I.
I saw from a Facebook post that Billy and Debbie Riley, friends from Texas, were in Manhattan the same day we went to the Cloisters so we arranged to meet them and had a fun visit.
On Wednesday of that same week we went down to the Brooklyn Bridge after our Temple shift.  It had been on Jeff's list of things to do and it was a really lovely day to walk across it.
Here's a view of lower Manhattan from the bridge.
On Friday of that week we made a third trip into the City to escort this great group of Elders and Sisters to the Temple.  They get to make a Temple trip every six months.
 We had our district over for dinner before transfer meeting the.  Sister Pieper, on the far left was finishing her mission and leaving for home after transfers, we'll miss her.  The others are Peterson, Sao, Me, Vandertoolen, Laxton, Maneha, Andreason, Opfar and Rowley.
Here's a good pic of our branch after Family Home Evening!


  1. That museum looks really cool!

  2. Fun to the Riley's. Sounds fun out there.

  3. Pretty pictures! Glad you had so much fun!!

  4. Great blog, enjoyed the photo's too. Thank's for posting.