Monday, January 24, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
This is not the original house that stood during Josephs childhood, but the house still stands on the original foundation. So were were reminded that technically we were standing in the same air space in which the angel Moroni was in at the time he visited Joseph the first 4 times
Believe this or not............... The church ask for permission to cut the trees down in front of the Palmyra temple that you see behind the kids, the county would not budge on the idea, shortly afterward a wind blew down the trees that are no longer hiding the temple from the view of the farm.
The original Hearth and brick is still there, under this brick Joseph hid the plates at one time to keep them safe from mobs.
This house is named the frame house as it was the house Alvin Smith had started framing up before his death, before he died he gave it to his family to finish and later use for their own home. Here the translation of the plates took place
I thought this little bridge with the creek in the background was neat. Not really anything to do with out visit.
At the edge of what is now called the Sacred Grove
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
First stop Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site! We were able to compare the Book of Mormon that was first published and how it was layed out to the Book of Mormon we now have with columns and footnotes and Combined with the Bible as well. The kids notice things that I didn't like how the floor looked original, and it was the original floor. The kids ask about a zillion questions, and loved the history of it all.
Next the Hill Cumorah, this one we didn't go into the visitors center due to how many questions the kids ask at the last place we didn't want to be stuck there for as long. And being that the Hill is outside it was very cold way up there on the top.
Yep we have been there.
Closed because we came on a Monday but how pretty all the snow made it look.
The Smith Farmstead very close to the Temple and not to far from the Hill Cumorah.
First we drove to lake Ontario which was literally just a few minutes away. The wind was unbearable. We were going to go all the way out but it was extremely cold. hehehe! Oh our many many adventures.
Then we headed to Niagara, New York.
At 15 Degrees this was a very cold trip. I say 15 but that's what the temp read on the thermostat in the van, It was WAY COLDER than that at the falls. The snow had a layer of ice the kids enjoyed playing with.
Although it was cold we all at least got to see Niagara Falls from the American side. And I told the kids that you know, A lot of people can say they've visited Niagara Falls but not many can say they saw it in January. :) That didn't warm them up too much! LOL
Saturday, January 15, 2011
We decided to go on a 19 hour drive to New York to see Dad! We woke up to 3 inches of snow in Missouri Tuesday morning around 3:45 and headed out to Webster, NY arriving about 12:30 Central time.
That's right we drove straight through. LOL but lets top the drive off with SNOW the entire time!!! Yep you heard me SNOW the ENTIRE TIME! When we pulled into the parking lot there was about 3 to 4 inches covering the lot. From Cincinati Ohio to Webster NY the roads were covered the whole way! That's like 6 hours I drove, white knuckling it. By the time I pulled into the Apt. Parking lot I was beyond ready to get out and stay out of the car for a full 24 hours. And I was so Excited to see my husband for the first time in over 2 weeks. We woke the next morning to 18+ inches (that's my guess) of snow on the ground. The kids have had a blast enjoying the snow.