But It has taken me FOREVER to get this posted. First it wouldn't let me sign in then I couldn't change my background. And then I had this Crazy playlist. I love playlists, I love to hear peoples choice of music and I think it gives me a feel for their lives. I have tried and tried to get one It never works. So I was so happy to see someone else had put one on for me till it started playing Metallic and other scary music and when I looked at it it had many songs with many four letter words on it. It took two hours of trying and finally I got it off. My hope was to save the list just exchange the songs but I couldn't. So if someone out there would like to put one back on with nice music I would love it.
So on to our trip!
Let me just start with we had SO MUCH FUN!!
I wish I had given a camera to the boys to document the time they spent with Grandma Call. They had the time of their lives. They absolutely adore her and she spoils them ROTTEN!! She took such good care of them and I never worried about them for a second I knew they were in good hands. Grandma made it through and of course said they were great and that she missed them when they left. She is the BEST grandma to us!!
Our flights were full but fine. Keasa was a great traveler(no crying on the plane which everyone appreciated.)
Kara and Jordan showed us a great time and it was SOOOO great to be with them!
The first day Kara drove us to the home of Buffalo wings where we ate yummy wings after a day of flying. Then it was to Niagara Falls. I had seen it in the winter last year, but I was so grateful to share it with Shane this time and to see it in better weather.
This was the Anchor Bar (not a Bar at all).
It rained most of the time we were there but it wasn't that cold.
This is looking down it.
Very peaceful and so different than the forests we have here. Shane and I didn't realize most of these trees didn't even exist 200+ years ago, but the forest is still the same.
I'm very grateful to have seen the room where Joseph seen the Angel Moroni
There is a feeling and witness of truth there.
So here is a little of the history. Mr. Bolt married the daughter of a hotel magnate. So to say the least he was a very wealthy man. He loved his wife so much that in 1900 he bought this island for her. It was called Hart island. He had dirt and rocks brought in and shaped it like a valentine heart and then changed the name to Heart island for her. He proceeded to build her this castle. They had two or three children and lived and farmed on another island. That island produced all the meat and produce for his hotel. Building of the castle went from 1900 to 1904 when suddenly his wife died. He was so distraught that he ordered every one off the island and forbid his children to ever return. It was about 85% finished. They estimate he spent over Three hundred thousand back then. It had 365 fire places -one for every day of the year, indoor pools and at least 5 floors. It was beautiful. But for 78 years it sat unused and open to the elements. Now the harbor master owns it and they are trying to bring it back to where it was left all those years ago. How I wish I could have seen it then. What a tragic love story.
This was the hydro electric plant powered the island.
This is a distant picture of Heart Island
This was on our Ferry
A very Nice summer home.
This was an amazing little church in Mt.Hope cemetery. It was this Very old cemetery in Rochester. It went for blocks and blocks up and down hills. I really could have spent days there.
Some of the headstones we seen dated in the mid-1700's The history there is amazing.