Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trip to Nauvoo

This past weekend we were able to go to Nauvoo again. We had so much fun going to the plays they have, the oxen ride, the carriage ride, the temple, all the sites, etc. We were able to go a few years ago, but it was great going again to see the things that we weren't able to make it to the first time. It is such a beautiful city. The temple is just amazing inside and out.

It was so fun, we got to stay in this little cabin one night. We found out that a family went there to visit and decided they wanted to move there since they liked it so much and they started a cabin/hotel business. We thought it was a fun idea. I guess they name the cabin after a family from way back that lived there. They would use all the old wood and totally fix it up to the way it use to be.

This is a picture of Joseph and Hyrum Smith leaving Nauvoo, on their way to Carthage Jail. Joseph knew he wouldn't be coming back to Nauvoo once he left. What sacrifices he made for us to have the church. He was an amazing man. Going to Nauvoo is such a great trip to help you realize all that he and all of the pioneers did to keep the church going.

This is the house where Calvin Pendleton lived. He was a doctor that did free work for the people of Nauvoo at that time and a school teacher. He had a great last name. We had to take a picture in front of it being Pendletons. Dave is pretty sure we are related somewhere down the line.

It was so much fun also going to the pagent in Nauvoo which is of course the classic thing to do there. It's pretty crazy what they do to put it on. It goes on for a whole month so you can imagine the sacrifices people go through to put it on.

Jackson wasn't able to see being so low down in his own chair so Dave had a great idea to put his chair in the stroller to be higher up so he could see everything. Dave's always coming up with great ideas.

Going on an Oxen ride. Jackson loved to touch the ox and the horses there. Typical kid that just loves animals. He wasn't too happy to leave them.

We also stopped at Carthage Jail on our way back home. It is just a wonderful place to go in and see even though it is sad to see the place where our dear prophet Joseph Smiths life was taken. He lived great and he died great. People thought they could stop the work from moving forward by killing the prophet, but goes to show you today that that didn't happen. What a remarkable man he was! I would recommend going on this trip to whoever hasn't. What a fun and spiritual trip it is.


Kristi said...

Wow, what a neat trip! I loved all the pictures! Being out there really helps to appreciate Joseph Smith and the things that happened in our church's history a lot more. You are so lucky to have had the chance TWO times now to go there as a family!

Cindy said...

Cindy T, here. : )
Great pictures, Amber. I especially love the ones of the temple. Glad you guys had a fun trip.

Jed & Allison said...

How fun! I can't wait until I get to go there!