Thursday, September 16, 2010



Liverpool was dominated by our Beatles tour, which was enjoyable. Below Rachel and I are standing at the very location of the stage where the Quarry Men played the day John and Paul met. (The Quarry Men was John's pre-Beatles band.)
The above photo is the Legacy Sculpture by Mark DeGraffenried, 2001. The inscription reads: "This statue of a young family commemorates migration from Liverpool to the new world. It was given to the people of Liverpool by the Mormon Church as a tribute to the many families from all over Europe who embarked on a brave and pioneering voyage from Liverpool to start a new life in America. It is estimated that in total approximately nine million people emigrated through the port. the sculpture is cast in bronze; the child stepping forward symbolises migration to the unknown world whilst the child playing with a crab indicates a deep association with the sea."

Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is where my Mom's family (the Cannons) came from. Don and I are sitting at the Cannon ancestral farm (Cooilshellagh) above. The island itself is also breathtakingly beautiful, which we enjoyed as we drove and hiked around. We also attended church at the Douglas Ward, the only LDS congregation on the island.Then we toured the Laxey Wheel, the world's largest operating water wheel, and its accompanying mine shaft.
They serve hot chocolate with a piece of chocolate too. The below was delicious. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Burghley House



Frankfurt Temple
& grounds
& neighborhood