Well, we went places today.
Today we left at about 8.45 for church - the Erie SDA. It was very nice experience. Sabbath school was not as much discussion as I know Dan enjoys, but it was really good to see a wide age range in the group when they converged for service. The man who did special music was the pianist and he played and sang "It Is Well With My Soul" - utterly gorgeous. The man who did the children's story impressed me, too, because he told a story from the Bible and did a really good job of explaining it (the story of the siege of Samaria and the two lepers who went and told the city that the Assyrians were gone) - showing them how that is similar to the Gospel and how we should be busy telling everyone that Jesus is coming again. Very good. The sermon was about Fundamental Principle 24, the coming of Jesus. A good review of the texts about that.
We stayed for potluck as well and after we had eaten and visited a bit, we took their recommendation to visit Presque Isle, which is basically a peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie. It was very beautiful up there. I took off my shoes, which were really painful - my feet felt fat - and walked along the edge of the water on one of the beaches for a while. Then we drove back to Cambridge Springs, had dinner with Claire's gang, and drove around to look and see where the Rider Hotel used to be (it was some HUGE hotel, of brick and much bigger than the Riverside) on the 1895 map drawing of Cambridge Springs that hangs on the wall at the Inn). It is gone, but there are some sort of warehouses there now. Behind it is an old college, not on the map, that is now a correctional institution. Wow.
Also drove around just to look at scenery in general. Got back in time to wander the Inn and take some photos. We were going to have a group together in the bar like last year, but there were so many people in there and no-one of our group but Claire and Diane to come, which was fine, but by the time we finished watching our wedding video we decided to just skip it and go to bed. I finished writing up my notes for introducing The Chocolate Soldier and helped pack.( El Photographs )