Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Our Trip

Finally. For some reason this took a while to get all the pictures for this post up. Also, I didn't mean for it to be a secret trip...I guess that's what it sounded like in previous posts. I just like a little extra excitement by making it a surprise. I like surprises (right babe?). So here we go...

Someones buckled in, ready to go and reading a really good book. (Pssst, it's upside down).



We almost stopped by the office, but we decided to forge ahead.



Hey guys...this is cool...where are we?



Here we are at the Hill Cumorah. That right we made the trek to Palmyra to check out some of the LDS church historical sites. Surprise! For you non-Mormons this is the equivalent of our pilgrimage to mecca. Specifically the Hill Cumorah is the site of where Joseph Smith received the golden plates, which were later translated into what is now known as The Book of Mormon.



Chillin' on the hill



The Fam.


The Smith Family Farm. They had 2 houses on this particular farm--the first one being much smaller. This one pictured below is the small one. It's not the original home, but is built in the same place and built to be an exact replica.




As you walk down the path from the small house, to the larger home you can see the Palmyra Temple on the way. Lovely.



This is the larger Smith family home and it is about 85% original. (When I say Smith family, I'm talking about the family of Joseph Smith's boyhood).



And here we have the Sacred Grove. For those of you who don't know, the Sacred Grove is where Jospeh Smith was visitied by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. This is the place where it all started basically. It was the beginning of what we know as the restoration of the church. It's a special place to Latter Day Saints (Mormons).




And here is the Book of Mormon Publican site.



Sisters showing us how the printing process worked in those days...quite laborious.


Well Beanie was a good sport on the trip and so we decided to take her to somewhere that might be a little more fun for her...the Children's Museum! Yay!



There's my daddy...


Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? (Oh wait, we found it...).


Beanies favorite new favorite friend...



Sitting in Big Birds nest.


Our first Carousal ride. Did we like it? Not so much...



Finally, we made our way a little further north to check out the great Niagara Falls.



OK well that's about it. Thanks for stopping by to check out the family vacation photos--I know this is like the modern day equivalent of the dreaded vacation slideshow--so props to you for sticking it out. Bye!

Hugs,
Miggy



5 comments:

  1. Hey I want to go to those places! That looks like so much fun...even the Children's Museum. I bet the little bean loved it. :)

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  2. I'm jealous! I've never been past Utah, you know. The midwest & Palmyra are on my list.

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  3. Crombie--You're welcome anytime!

    Britty--That's right! I always forget...you need to get out this way, you'd love it. Especially with your San Fran. background.

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  4. It was really cute :)

    Lots of good memories for me, too.

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  5. Wow, you actually made that trip look really fun (I know, gasp....I'm a mormon that hasn't had much interest, until know, of visiting the sites)! Glad you made it through the storm!

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