Wednesday, April 05, 2006

A trip down south...

This past week, Peter and I and the entire team packed up to go down to Pierrepont, the Ellel Center where Peter and I were in 2004. It was for a team conference. All the Ellel Centers from around the world gathered for teaching, fun, and a time of hearing each others stories. It was such a great time. Shockingly, it was the first time Peter and I were really off the base here, so we definately needed the time away. It was great and we are glad to be back and get into the swing of things here. The picture above is the Grange, Ellel's headquarters in Lancaster. We stayed there the first night of our trip, as it is 7 hours to the Grange and 6 hours from there to Pierrepont. The grounds are beautiful English gardens and it was much warmer there than at Blairmore.
This is Pierrepont. It was so nice to be back after 2 years. I have not been there since we finished NETS, and it was so good to see old friends and meet new people. If you have seen the British Production of "Wind in the Willows," this was where they filmed for Toad Hall. It was at the beginning of when Ellel owned the property and pretty much paid for all the major remodeling of the main level rooms. There are 63 rooms in the Main House, which is shown here.
This is where we stayed at Pierrepont. It is my favorite building, and sits behind the Main House on the estate. There are 35 acres including 12-15 buildings and a beautiful river walk. It is truly amazing that all these beautiful centers are owned by this ministry. There is never alot of money, yet they own these amazing houses. I have more pictures that I will down load but I wanted to start with these buildings! Enjoy!

1 comment:

KatieJoeandGrace said...

Those buildings are all so neat!
Sounds like you had a good trip! ;-) I love the warm weather too. It was 68 here yesterday, but much colder today. I can't wait for nice spring weather to come and stay!