Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Hill Cumorah

'Sup, homies?  We just got back from a Buffalo Bills game and are chilling for a little while, so I thought I'd hop on and show you some of the things we've been doing.  Last Thursday, we went to the Hill Cumorah.  It's so, so exciting to me to see these places I've been learning about my whole life.

We stopped in the visitor's center first and took a few pictures.  We liked this display - a table with all of the different languages the Book of Mormon is currently printed in:
Ben with the Portugese Book of Mormon:
 Et moi avec le Livre de Mormon en Franciase:
 They had a replica of what the original plates looked like here:
I cannot get over how much of the plates are still sealed.

Isn't it pretty here?:
There was this sink hole we saw along the trail; Mom and Ben pretended that was where the plates were hidden:
I love my family.  We're so funny. :)

There is this pillar thingey at the top of the hill.  Ben wanted us to all wave hello.  I'm not really sure what my mom is doing:
This is still at the top of the hill, looking down.  Behind Ben in this pic, the grassy ramp is where they do the Hill Cumorah pageant each year.  And the flat fields beyond (wherever there aren't trees) is where people park and sit to watch the pageant:
 This is a neat little statue of Moroni's Promise that Ben and I posed in front of:
We saw the coolest, scariest spider actually wrapping a big ole' cricket up in a web.  It was fascinating:
Then it was off to the Smith Family Farm.


Jenny said...

When Mindy and I went to the Hill Cumorah, it was pouring rain. I think it might have hailed a bit, too. We made that stop a quick one. :)

Kathleen said...

We got to go there and watch a pageant one year. It was really a great experience. We really enjoyed it there. When we went to the Sacred Grove, Kassye said she always thought it was the Secret Grave. I'm not sure where she got that, but we thought it was funny. She wanted to know who was buried there. I'm glad you are having a great time!

Mr. Heath said...

Megann and I are soooo jealous. That is where we served our missions, so these pictures bring back memories. We were even thinking about being in the Hill Cumorah Pageant sometime in the near future.

Lyndsay said...

Okay, thanks for that spider picture - yuck! We went to Hill Cumorah 6 years ago, it was neat to go see in person. And yeah, your family is hilarious! I love your mom's face in that picture!!

megan said...

I've been to the pageant and it's really good! It was a fun experience!:) Cute picture of you and Ben! And I love the ones at the end of the last post, I forgot to comment on them:)

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