Our visit to Palmyra was a fun and exhausting day. The kids loved running around outside, and did pretty well as we trooped through the tours of the Joseph Smith homes. Our tour guide, unfortunately, was not tuned in very well to the fact that we had mostly young children with us, and it was somewhat difficult for us to get her to move things along quicker than her script. Oh well. The sacred grove was the favorite spot for just about all of us, and after sitting through the lectures it felt great to walk through the cool trees.
Me and Ellie who is all too excited to get her picture taken!
Playing on top of Hill Cumorah.
Cousins outside the Joseph Smith home in Palmyra.
The Joseph Smith Manchester home and the longwinded tour guide. The kids were all pretty good sports about it.
Me and Annie. She's wearing her princess backpack she got for the trip, and has it LOADED with stuff. It really is heavy, but she insists on carrying it where ever we go.
The kids were excited to find a bench to sit on for a family photo in the sacred grove.
AnnieKate has a pretty fierce growl. Here she informed us she is a baby chinchilla. Ya, I never heard of it either, until we discovered Diego - cousin to the infamous Dora the Explorer.
Henry told us that Ellie is his "best girl!"
The Sacred Grove was the best part of the day. The kids loved the peaceful walk through the woods.