Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Palmyra


We started our day started out nice. The baby was in a great mood and the weather was overcast but hot and humid. We started at the Sacred Grove Visitors Center and then the tour takes you to the Joseph Smith Sr. Log cabin. The church has reproduced it and have done a great job!



From there you walk to the frame house but on the way you stop and can see the Palmyra Temple and take a picture.


This is the frame house and is 89% original. It was really neat. From there you walk over to the sacred grove.


Natalie loved looking up through the trees.


These were some of my favorite pics. The moment that you walked into the grove there was an immediate reverence. To think that I walked where Joseph saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ was very humbling.


After the Sacred Grove we went to lunch at a place called "Brad and Dad", it was a burger joint that Lewis' Aunt and Uncle recommended to us. From there we went to the printing place of the Book of Mormon.



There were 5000 originally ordered, and it took 18 months to make those; today it would take only 2 days to do that. Of the original 5000 only about 200 have survived to today.

Then we went to the temple and took some pictures.


Next we went to the Hill Cumorah and went through the visitors center and then to the Moroni Monument.



Us at the Moroni Monument.



Our last stop was at Lock 29 just outside of Palmyra. It was another cool piece of American history to stop at the Erie Canal. There was this cool water fall that Lewis caught on film. After Lock 29 we went to "Nima's Pizza" (another recommendation) and then back to the hotel. It was a really quick trip but I am so glad that we took the time to go. I loved visiting all the sites and hope that the kids will remember it.

3 comments:

ALLRED FAMILY said...

I can't wait to make that trip someday! I bet it was even better having Mom and Dad out with you. What a great trip of memories made!

Chris said...

Wow - you guys took some very good pictures! I love the picture of Natalie looking up through the trees. We sure miss you guys!

Kristen Taylor said...

I love those pictures! We miss you guys! I would love to go there someday. Natalie is getting so big!