Sunday, July 26, 2015

Possibilities for a Preparation Day Activity

Originally when President and Sister Herrington were going to visit St. Vincent for the first time, they had planned to stay three days.  They wanted to do a preparation day activity with the missionaries and we were given the assignment to check out a couple of possibilities.  One was the Botanical Gardens which I knew the missionaries would not enjoy, but our quick look there turned into a two hour tour and was delightful.  Too bad I didn't have my camera at the time.  The other place we checked out was Fort Charlotte.  It was very sobering to me to look at the history of St. Vincent and other Caribbean islands and realize that the discovery of the new world was a disaster for the Carib Indians and many other tribes living in St. Vincent and the Caribbean.  St. Vincent was conquered over and over and each time the people were enslaved or exiled.  These pictures and their history are sobering.  Tobago was conquered and changed hands 32 times by the French, English and Dutch.   

 The view from Fort Charlotte was spectacular.  

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