Trip #2 was a girls trip to Palmyra, New York. My good friend, my mom and her good friend all took a long weekend to head to this lovely place.
The top of Hill Cumorah. The stands aren’t usually there. They had started setting up for the pageant.
I’ve posted about Palmyra before here and the Peter Whitmer farm here. I love it here and never get tired of it. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. This time around we took all the tours at the church historic sites, which I haven’t done in a long time. (We usually have kids… so you know how that goes!) As much as I love our kids seeing these sites too, not having them there made for quite a different experience.
One of my favorite things to look at are all the Books of Mormon. All the 110 languages are present… and while we were there we found out they had just translated the 111th.
The Grandin Building
Next to what is nicknamed “Alvin’s tree” outside the Frame Home
Walking into the Sacred Grove
Aside from the church sites, I got to take my friend to a few places that I just love. One of them is a place on Lake Ontario. We got there just as the sun was setting and we watched it dip below the horizon. It was so beautiful!
Another place my mom tries to go to is Everson’s Maple Syrup. He taps the trees, cooks it down and sells it wholesale. You can get maple syrup here for much cheaper than you can anywhere else. He is the nicest man too.
He took us on a tour of the “Sugar Shack” and explained the process of the syrup. It’s quite amazing! It takes 4 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup!
If you are ever in town, I highly recommend you go and support this business!
This was a sign outside of a bookstore. I laughed so hard!
We had such a fabulous trip! I think girls trips should be required once a year!! Throughout the whole trip the spirit kept reiterating to me “The church is TRUE!” It was such a great testimony building experience. I loved every minute!!
I didn’t include any details to the historical sites in this post, but if you want to read about them, and see more pictures you can click on the following links.