Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nauvoo day #3

Our walking tour of old Nauvoo included a stop at the brick yard the Saints used to make bricks for the old red brick homes. After a short lesson on how the bricks were made we got our mini brick to go and it was on with the tour.
This is from the car as we drive past the Nauvoo temple. We pass it at least 4 times a day.

Well the temp today was only around 80* and the humidity was a lot ower than the handcart day but it still got a little warm so we stopped at the re-orgs tourist shop and bought some Joseph Smith "red brick" rootbeer. It was very tasty and along with the setting on the banks of the Mississippi and the shade it really hit the spot.

This is at the Pioneer monument right at the rivers edge. The statue is of hyrum and Joseph Smith holding the map for the trek west to Salt Lake. In the background over Ginya's shoulder is a monument with the names of 2,000 Saints who left Nauvoo but never made it to SLC. We found three "Watsons" and no Gilberts....

This was inside the blacksmith shop where they showed us how the made wagons and wagon wheels along with other things like horse shoes.... We even got a very little horse shoe made for as that would fit a Barbie horse. They also gave us prarie diamond rings ...which are horse shoe nails bent around so the head sits up like a diamond. Very nice.
After walking the streets of old Nauvoo, seeing the old Smith family home and the grave sites of Joseph and his family we had lunch atthe hotel, then it was off to the Huckelberry water park in Burlington Iowa. Again we drove past lots of corn fields and then spent a few hours at a very fun water park. Floating down the lazy river in a tube, going down the water slides and sitting the the hot tubs. then back for dinner and a nap then most of the family went the pagent show. All in all this was a very good day.

1 comment:

deanna said...

I want a tiny horseshoe...please pretty please? free high-5?

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