Our flight went so smoothly, that I was convinced we had taxied all the way to London. We were able to pass through customs in record time, so, because of that, we took the early bus to Chippenham.
It was a lovely sunny day, with just a few wisps of cloud decorating the sky. Our drive took us though picturesque farmland and rolling hills. I could barely keep my eyes open.
What a joy to see our missionary friends, the Meads, again! We chatted a bit, and, since Olivia and I needed to stay awake until evening, Melanie suggested we visit a small village called Lacock, a location used to film the movies Pride and Prejudice (1996), Cranford, one version of Emma, and then, farther afield at the Abby, "Harry Potter".
What a shame that they allowed cars parked in front of these quaint buildings. I remember a scene in P&P filmed in this location. It spoiled the ambiance, but, I suppose, it was unavoidable.
You could just imagine 19th century folk dressed in period costumes strolling down the street.
The shops were charming. And so was the church. . .
Evidently Camilla Parker Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwell, had her daughter wed at this church.
Before we went sightseeing, we had to pay for parking, but, alas, no one had enough coins. One of the Meadlings happened to find a few pence on the ground, and before we knew it, the entire family, including Olivia got in on the act. Soon we not only had enough to pay for parking, but some left over for a gentleman who needed 20 pence. God filled our need to overflowing.
Tomorrow we visit the Meads new church, Trinity Chippenham. Looking forward to worshipping with likeminded people in God's House.