Well, today is Friday, September 17, 2010...the last real day of our trip. We will spend most of tomorrow traveling home to Houston. It has been a great trip, but it is always good to get home.
We got up this morning and headed to Palmyra. We were there early, so pretty much had the place to ourselves. We walked up the Hill Cumorah to the Angel Moroni statue and monument and then back down the other side.
At the Joseph Smith farm homes we had a private tour of the log cabin and frame home. Then we took our time walking through the Sacred Grove. The weather here is crisp and very refreshing. The Grove was calm and peaceful as usual.
By the time we left, a few other families seemed to have arrived.
Then we spent 2 hours driving over to Canada.
Here we met a cousin, Maureen and her husband, Neal. Her, William Dunn, and my, Simeon Dunn, were brothers. William married and raised his family here in Bertie, Ontario, Canada.
We met at the Fort Erie Museum. They have a very nice new research room. I encourage any interested Dunn historians to come up and visit it and give Maureen a hand in going through its many local resources. Afterwards we went and visited McAffee Cemetery where William and his wife are buried.
Then we all enjoyed a great meal at Betty's Restaurant. It was fun to meet Maureen and Neal.