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- There is my cute little Jayda all ready to be baptized!
- Her Daddy is in the blue shirt getting ready to go to work. It makes me happy to see him switch from lawyer job to being the Dad who is worthy and able to baptize his daughter.
- She is with cousins and siblings and her mommy. I love the photo where she is looking up at her Dad.
- If you want to know more about our beliefs about baptism, you can click this link.
Casper Mountain: Just a few miles south of Casper is Casper Mountain. Drive up some winding roads and see a gorgeous view of the city below. There is camping among the tall pines available and beautiful meadows. We visited just after a music festival that was held there. The weather and the skies were gorgeous the day we went up.
Martin's Cove: This is one of 3 historical sites very close to each other along the road between Casper and Kemmerer. This site commemorates the Martin Handcart Company, one of the pioneer groups from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, better known as Mormon Pioneers. The Martin Company left too late in the season and as a result lost many of its members to disease, cold and starvation. In Martin's Cove, a rescue party was able to meet them and help save the remaining members of the company. One of my favorite stories from that rescue was of 3- 18 year old boys who carried the weak pioneers across the freezing Sweetwater River multiple times to safety.
At Martin's Cove, you can pull handcarts around a short interpretive walk, or borrow one for a longer trek of your own. We did that with our grandkids, took a picnic in our handcart and hiked about 4.5 miles. It was a great day, the kids were troopers and it was amazing to remember what those brave pioneers must have gone through.
*WARNING: Wear mosquito repellent!
My husband climbed up to the top of the rock. I stayed below to take his picture. Yeah, that's why.