Day 3 Tour 2009
Once again The Edmond’s church family provided us with breakfast before their Sunday Service (where we performed several pieces, to the delight of the congregation) After a Hamden, CT pizza specialty (brick oven thin crust) , we loaded up and headed to Mystic Seaport Village, CT. This village is an historical recreation of a turn of the century fishing village. We had the opportunity to explore the village, ride boats, and learn about the whaling industry (and eat much homemade fudge!). The tour participants gathered around a huge antique anchor and sang “My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord” It was quite moving and drew a crowd of curious onlookers. (see photos) On the edge of town overlooking the village was our host church, Union Baptist Church. Coincidentally, Walt and Peggy Edmonds were married here. The quaint church was built in 1836, and remains full of charm. On a lighter note, 3 of 4 dress bags (in which we transport the girls’ dresses), had major “Febreze” leaks, allowing all of the liquid to be absorbed by the dresses. We had to air them out on a very breezy front porch.
As many dresses were blown off, it resembled a portion of the “The Flying Nun” (for those of you old enough to remember that show). Need less to say we were the best smelling choir in town! (despite the smelly boys!) All was dry by the evening concert, which was again beautifully moving.
A highlight of the concert was when Cameron Grimes, who conducts the men's piece "I Love You Lord", to all the fathers on Father's Day. The evening concluded with another night spent with wonderful host families. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all of our fathers and husbands!!