We left a little after 6 monday morning and arrived in Nauvoo a little after 3. The kids did a great job traveling. I was a little nervous since we had never done a long car drive before, but I guess having 3 iPads and 1 iPod is the way to do it. We left again on Wednesday so it was just a quick trip, but was definitely memorable and something I'm glad we did.
Here are some pictures from our trip:
|One of my favorite parts of the trip was being by the beautiful Nauvoo temple. |
It was destroyed by fire and tornado after the saints left and rebuilt in 2002.
|Here we are in the cabin where they demonstrated making wheels for the covered wagons.|
The demonstrator talked about how they made the wheels and also a bit about the wagons and what things they packed for their long journey.
|We took a narrated wagon tour of Old Nauvoo. Grandma and Grandpa were with us in Nauvoo. Yay!|
|Jason was tired.|
|We also loved getting fresh frozen custard at Annie's. |
Nathan is not a very neat ice cream cone eater, but he does great poses.
|We went to the "Land and Records" office to figure out where our ancestors had land in Nauvoo. Moses Tracy owned 3 one acre lots in Nauvoo. Here we are standing in one of them.|
|And here Jason and the kids are standing on land owned by Abraham Hunsaker |
who owned a lot of land a bit south of Nauvoo and had a peach orchard.