Monday, October 13, 2008

Go to the Ohio

Cameron served his mission in the Cleveland Ohio mission and spent about 6 months in Kirtland. We have always wanted to go back there as a family and see where he served and visit some of the church histiry sites. The Kirtland temple was one of the highlights of the trip. We took the tour of the inside and walked the gardens and the cemetary on the north side. Kendall was surprised to find a number of Whitings buried there. It was amazing to stand in the place where so many miracles occurred.
Here is our group on the front steps of the temple. The steps as well as the front doors are original. The doors were sanded down a couple of years ago to reveal the original color.
Here we are in front of the Newel K. Whitney store. When Cameron was there, this was a public street and had quite a bit of traffic on it. It is now a walking tour and the church has made it a beautifull place.
This is the Johnson Farm where the prophet lived for a couple of years. This is the door where he was drug by a mob to a field and tarred and feathered. It was on these steps that he delivered a sermon the very next day.
Had to get in a picture of us with our two favorite traveling companions. This was a great trip and we all had a fun time. We got to meet a man that Cameron taught who joined the church and is now in the bishopric. He conducted sacrament meeting on Sunday. We also met a lady he baptized. Besides the spirit we felt at the sites we visited, the leaves were changing color and the scenery was beautiful. Check out April's blog for even more pictures.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fall Colors

I had to do an appraisal in Greer so the Penster and I went over today (Saturday) and had lunch in Greer and looked at the leaves beginning to change. There is still a couple of weeks before they peak but there are some pretty spots as you can see :

The picture above is A-1 Lake which is right on the road and is a real nice spot. It was a little windy and rained off and on so there weren't many people there. Fall is a nice time of year. It's cooler but not cold, the leaves are turning, football, Thanksgiving, almost Christmas. What's not to love?