Change of Pace

Beccie overloadedMe and some friends loaded up into a van . . .

B W Skirt pose
Somewhere between Georgetown, Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York!

. . . and away we went to Canada Bethel, upstate New York, Niagara Falls, and Savannah, GA!  With all the people and luggage it felt just like the photo above.  As I am writing this while on holiday there is no telling how much will be added to our luggage before the return trip, LOL.

NIagara flowing
White Water Walk. There is a trail right alongside these raging waters. It is awe-inspiring.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.  There is nothing I could write that would add to the splendor, force, and awesomeness of Jehovah God’s creation of Niagara.


The fun began with an over 1,000 mile sojourn to upstate New York where we lodged in preparation to visit Canada Bethel and Niagara Falls on the Canadian side.  We took advantage of the Classic Niagara Falls Adventure Pass for an authentic Falls experience.  Niagara Falls attractions including: Hornblower Niagara Cruises (new Niagara Falls boat tour), Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury and White Water Walk, and more.

Walk Along NIagara River
Trail along the raging river in the above video.
pink white skirt 2
Gazebo at Patterson Educational Center, Bethel.

The plan was to make a 50s style skirt and top outfit for each day of the trip.  NOT!  Didn’t happen.  I did manage to make a two-day fun skirt. Read all about it here.  And, there was the other wonky skirt I made a couple of months ago with this trip in mind.

Multi-Fabric Skirt Side View

Bethel (House of God) Canada Visit:

As of 2009, the greatly expanded facilities in Brooklyn and at two other locations in New York State, Wallkill and Patterson, including both the residence, the printery, and the offices, have come to be called Bethel. In fact, worldwide there are Bethel homes in 113 countries (2009). They are staffed by more than 19,000 ministers, who help to distribute Bible information.  See for more information.

Canada Bethel Group

Caleb and Sofia go out in the ministry!  And so do the rest of God’s servants.  As a matter of fact I have applied to be a Regular Pioneer, come September.  YAY!  For inquiring minds, a Regular Pioneer spends at least 70 hours per month helping people learn about God’s Kingdom and what it will do for mankind and them personally.

Sofia and Caleb Ministry Pose

Bethel – Patterson and Walkill, New York:

Patterson Bridge
Patterson Educational Center

The work that volunteers put into making sure thousands receive spiritual food is phenomenal.  I imagine if I were a Bethel worker I’d spend some hours rejuvenating by meditating while sitting by this water, bridge, and gazebo.

The Temple
Scale model of the rebuilt Soloman’s Temple in the lobby.

Savannah, GA:

Savannah, Kingdom Hall
Savannah, GA Kingdom Hall

The highlight of visiting Savannah, GA was getting to meet new friends at a local Kingdom Hall.  We visited Central congregation which is an older congregation in the city.

Savannah Friends
Watchtower Study conductor and his wife

Being so busy going around the Hall visiting with friends I did not get that many photographs of them, LOL.  The young man on the right conducted the Watchtower study, which was real good yesterday, about our personal relationship with Jehovah.  His face reminds me of Wilford Brimley, remember the movie Cocoon?  She is from the area initially and they relocated here years ago from Michigan.  Oh, for those that don’t know me and hubby are on the left side of the photograph.

Savannah KH



Savannah KH Group Shot

As I sit here blogging, LOL, some of the friends from our tour group have gone down to the Savannah river front for shopping and association.  Yesterday they took the Savannah Riverboat dinner cruise.  I am sure they had a blast.  We stayed in the hotel and vegetated watching Jurassic Park and simply enjoying one another’s company.  I am about to get off the Internet and go watch the third installment of Jurassic Park on this our last night in this, I am sure, beautiful city.

“Back to life, back to reality” as the song written by Soul II Soul goes.  We’ve had a theocratically enriching 11 days.



4 thoughts on “Change of Pace

  1. Wow…what fun you are having.. I love, love that elephant fabric skirt.. DId you make that one?
    I also love the different fabric skirt, I have that book, and now I am going to make it.. Looks fabulous on you.
    Hope you and friends have a lovely time, thanks for sharing the lovely photos. Beautiful.. May God bless you and keep you all safe.


    1. Hiya Judy,

      Thank you for visiting (I just love it when you do).

      Girl, get this, I stumbled on that elephant skirt find at a mall in a nearby town. It is a wrap skirt and SO comfy! 🙂




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