Monday, October 22, 2007

Trip to New York

I took a trip to New York to see Dad, Uncle Phil, Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Jason. This is a picture of dad.

This is dad's back yard. Uncle Phil on the left.

This is a good picture of Uncle Phil

Dad, Phil and Aunt Dorothy

This is a river near dad's house.
Dad said that when it rains alot, they let water out of the dam and all the rocks are completely covered. The bridge is for trains.

This is Uncle Jason and his childhood friend, Margery

This is the river near dad's house. The colors are much more vibrant than the picture reveals because of the fog.

This is Lake George.

This is the road leading to the place where Joseph Smith was born.

This is the monument: 36 1/2 feet high.

This is what they think his house looked like.

Pictures of Luck Mack and Joseph Smith Senior.
The chair was built by Joseph Smith Jr.

The Hearth stone is from the original Joseph Smith, Sr. home. I walked on it, just as Lucy Mack and Joseph Smith, Sr. did.

This is the spot where the old home was built.

This is the view leaving the farm.

This bridge was down a hidden lane by the monument. We missed it the first time and I made Dad go back so I could ask directions.

It was so cool to walk across this bridge that Joseph's parents crossed many times while visiting Lucy's parents.

This is the remnent of a stone wall built over 20o years ago.


fern said...

awesome pictures! the sweet brothers and sister are looking great! glad you had a great time

sam said...

Rose, this is such a cool update, thank you for sharing. That makes me want to go back there now. How far away is Dad's place from the Smith farm?

Rose said...

It was about a 2 hour drive (I don't count trips in miles, just driving time. I don't care how far it is, I just want to know how long it takes to get there.). I thought I might get bored being there a whole week, but between dad and Uncle Phil and Uncle Jason, my week was full. At the end of my stay they were saying: I wish you could stay longer, I wanted to take you here or there.

Rose said...

FYI: Uncle Phil is trying to talk dad into coming out the last week of May, first week of June. If any of you want to ask dad to come, I think we can talk him into it this time.