Travis and I had such a great time in New York. We really needed the vacation, not just to get a break from school and work but to just spend time with each other. It was so wonderful. We first went to Hill Cumorah. We traveled the long way up the hill but we made it to the top anyway.
While we were Hill Cumorah we stopped at the visitor center, which is huge by the way for those of you who haven't seen it yet, and they had the Dead Sea Scrolls there. It was very cool. Travis was excited and I was looking forward to learning about them. I didn't really know too much about them before. For those of you who don't know about them they were found in clay pots in caves by the Dead Sea. How random huh? It was cool. Now since we no longer live so close to the temple we take advantage of going whenever we are close and since we were right in Palmyra we went! It was beautiful! We really do miss living so close to the temple so for those of you who live so close-be grateful cuz we really do miss it.
We saw the Smith's cabin and the barn and all of their property, etc. Did you know they owned 100 acres of land? That seemed like so much to me. Talk about hard work. We also went to the Sacred Grove and took a walk. It was beautiful. Incredibly green. It was very peaceful too.
And then Niagara. Our last day and we drove up to see the falls. Aboslutely beautiful! We spent the whole afternoon walking around the whole falls area. It was so much fun, so relaxing. Oh, and for those of you who don't know who are going to be traveling soon if you want to go to the Canada side by next year you're gonna need a passport, until then you just need a birth certificate. We still had fun staying in New York though.
These next group of pictures are going to need some explaining. In the evening they turn on colorful lights on the falls which I had never seen before. So we went and got dinner at this absolutely horrible India food place because there wasn't a McDonalds, Subway, Burger King, or anything normal hanging around. We got to the falls early, 8:40 and we heard the lights didn't turn on until 9:00 so we messed around for a little while. We had a good time. The other tourists around us were a little confused but we were having a good time.
Good times! Anyway, when the lights turned on they started off white and we were not impressed. But then they started adding some colors, we saw pink/red, yellow, orange, green, even a little blue. It was pretty cool to watch. Now I can say I've seen the falls in color.
And that was our little vacation. We had such a good time spending so much time together and learning more about the history of the church and seeing more sites that this world has to offer. But lucky us, not only did we get one vacation, we get another! Travis' older sister, Trisha, is getting married next week so on Tuesday we are flying off to Minnesota! Travis is more excited than I can tell you about! We are really looking forward to spending time with his family, and of course seeing Trisha get married! We are so excited for her! We can't wait to see her and Andrew get married! So anyway, we're off again. So exciting! I love vacations! Oh! And this post took me forever so everyone better comment on how great our pictures are and this post is! :)