Boy, a good night sleep can really change a person's outlook on things. Today we really visited Nauvoo and how very different it was. It was everything everyone says about it. We had a great day today. Yesterday it was raining when we went into Nauvoo, today the sun was shining and it was in the 60's. We started our day with a quick tour of the town, took in a session at the temple, rode on a horse drawn carriage, watched a musical production put on by the missionaries, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the Mississippi River. What more could a person ask for?
Last night when we drove into Nauvoo, we were hunting for a place to stay. We were so tired that we saw nothing. We ended up staying across the river in Iowa in the town of Fort Madison. As we drove around town today we were so surprised to see several places to stay...oh well!
Our horses were Rod and Rick...Belgian horses.
We then rode around and checked out the area. There are a lot of brick buildings still standing or that have been refurbished. Very few log homes made it.
So yesterday I would have driven home instead of checking out this bit of history but today, I am so glad we gave it a look with fresh eyes. I strongly suggest that you should definitely spend a few days in Nauvoo. There is a lot to see and do - something for the whole family!
Tomorrow we are going to Carthage Jail and then on to Missouri for Church history.