Saturday, June 12, 2010

New York

For a few years now, Ann and I have been wanting to go on a trip to Palmyra New York.  With the help and encouragement from our kids,this year we finally made it.  Last Christmas, as a group they gave us a one night stay in a bed and breakfast and a gift card for Flaherty's (a local restaurant in Palmyra)

We left home on on May 31st and flew to Buffalo NY arriving around 11:30 pm. and traveled to Niagara Falls.  We spent most of Monday visiting many of the attractions at Niagara Falls.  On Tuesday we traveled to LockPort.  There is a two hour cruise of part of the Erie Canal there. We traveled back to Niagara Falls and visit some more of the sites there.  I am always in awe at the beauties and wonders the Lord has created on this earth.

On Wednesday we traveled to Palmyra.  We visited the Hill Cumorah visitors center for most of the afternoon.  On Thursday we visited the Peter Whitmer Farm in the morning, and the Grandin Book Store and Sacred Grove in the afternoon.

The first picture is a view of the Erie Canal from our boat.

The next a view of the Canadian Falls from the Maid of the Mist Boat.  

The next is a view of the Palmyra Temple from the Smith Farm Visitors Center.

The next is from the top of the Hill Cumorah.  (They are starting to get ready for the pageant)

The next is the monument at the top of the Hill Cumorah.

The next is Ann and me at the Peter Whitmer Farm.

The next two are in the Sacred Grove.

The next is the Bed and Breakfast place we stayed at in Palmyra

The last is at Flaherty's restaurant.

We had a great time.  We felt the spirit of our Heavenly Father as we contemplated the great events of the restoration of the Gospel that occurred there in Palmyra.  All the missionaries were very helpful. 

Our Son in Law Andrew's parents are serving a mission in Palmyra.  We were able to visit and have lunch with them on Friday before we left to go back to Buffalo.  We enjoyed our visit with them.
We flew back home on Saturday June 5.

We had a great time.  We really appreciate the gifts our children gave us to help make this trip enjoyable.