June 29-July 5, 2015 We have had a great week. We worked on Monday and got things lined up to take some time off to have fun with the Jagielski family. We picked them up at the airport in Buffalo on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:45. They had surprised their kids and got on a plane in Salt Lake City instead of driving across the country to visit us. They were tired when they arrived, but we visited Niagara Falls and went on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ with them. It was great!
After the falls we went to Lamb Dairy and they were impressed by how the cows were milked there. There are 60 cows at a time on a large turn table (merry go round) and are milked as they turn. It is pretty neat! We had pizza in Batavia and we showed them around the town that we had spent time in. By the time we got back to the Young home they were all in ‘coma’ state. I thought they would hurry to bed, but we did a little visiting before retiring. It is so nice to have family visit. (or friends)
We went into the office early and they slept in. We went to the Sacred Grove, the Temple, the Smith Farm, Grandin Press, Hill Cumorah, and Martin Harris farm. It was a very spiritual day and the kids were so reverent and good. We ate at Nima’s pizza and they loved it! We had left overs for supper and we had a nice evening.
We went into the office again on Thursday and then we took them over to Letchworth Park. We had lunch at Tom Wahl’s and Cache was the only one brave enough to try the trash plate. He liked it and everyone had a taste.
We enjoyed our lunch and then had a good day at the park. We came home and had hot dogs and corn on the cob later in the evening. It was a great day!
We got up early and went to the Palmyra Temple where Conner, Karsten, and Summer did baptisms for the dead. I took care of the kids that couldn’t attend while they did baptisms. They had a great time. They went back home and slept a while. I had a few things I had to do at the office and then we drove over to Lake Ontario. The day was beautiful and we played on the beach. It was a good day.
|Joslyn loves the Angel Moroni and made a sand temple for her statue|
We came home and make tacos. The kids have enjoyed hanging out and catching fireflies. We have watched a little TV, played games, visited, and just had fun.
The 4th of July we stayed in bed a little longer, had a nice breakfast, made a lunch and drove over to Webster to deliver a gift to a guy from Grover Wray. He is 91 and has an amazing collection of baseball equipment. He also has a few other types of sports memorabilia, but he has so many autographed baseballs. It was really neat to see. After that we drove to Fayette to see where the church was reorganized. We had a picnic there and a great tour.
After that we went to the camp that the church owns on Seneca Lake. We had a great time there.
|An old mill we found on the property at Camp Seneca|
|Rob found one of the mill stones at the old mill|
It was free fishing day for the State of New York and Dennis had purchased 5 poles at a yard sale. They tried fishing, and caught 3 catfish or something of that sort. They were really ugly. After that we went towards Canandaigua to find some supper. We stopped at a Friendly’s to eat and their power went down so we had to eat at McDonalds. We arrived in Canandaigua just before the fireworks. Annette saw people lined up on the grass at the Wal-Mart so we did the same and the show was pretty darn good! We got home late and everyone was bushed. We went right to bed!
Sunday we got up early (some weren’t that happy about getting up to drive an hour to church), and made it to play the music one last time for Brother Bill. We had fast and testimony meeting and it was really good. We both bore our testimonies and Rob did too. All of the meetings were good. We had a nice pork roast for lunch and everyone took a nap. It has been too much fun!
Funnies: We have so many deer here in New York. We have been having a game with the kids about how many deer they can count on our drives. Cache said that the deer are the color of bread crust. (which is about right) So, he said they are brown and red and that makes BREAD--pretty clever, huh?