S: Niagara Falls/Palmyra 2009
BC: Made with love by: Devan, Cassie, and Drostan
FC: Niagara Falls/Palmyra July 2009
1: Grandpa, Devan, and Drostan: getting the wiggles out before the 6 hour trip.
2: We got to see the Palmyra Temple. It was built on a corner of the original Smith Farm that overlooks the Sacred Grove.
4: The Sacred Grove I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son, Hear Him. Joseph Smith History 1:16-17
7: At the Smith farm, the home has been reconstructed on the original foundation. We stood in the room where Joseph was visited by the angel Moroni and got to see other aspects of life in the 1800s.
8: A few miles down the road is where Joseph had the Book of Mormon published, at the Grandin Print Shop. Below is a picture of the original Book of Mormon Manuscript brought to Mr. Grandin for print.
9: Left: The bookstore where the first Book of Mormons were sold. Below: They would bind and cover each book individualy and hand stamp the title on the cover. | Left: The press where the pages of the Book of Mormon were printed.
10: We climbed to the top of the Hill Cumorah.
11: We met the cast. | And some new friends.
12: The Hill Cumorah Pageant
14: Niagara Falls
16: We made sure to wear our rain ponchos and nifty souvenir shoes. | At Niagara Falls we took an elevator down to the "Cave of Winds" at the base of the falls.
17: Yes, we got wet!!!
20: Time to go home!