Friday, July 2, 2010

Road Trip Day #4 - Nauvoo

Today Terrill and I started the morning by going for a run in the streets of Iowa. One of the things I love about running is that you can start right from your front door and explore the area around you!!

For breakfast we had a homemade omelet, oranges and muffins...delicious!! At about 9:45 we were on our way to Nauvoo. Terrill and I have been reading a book about Joseph smith to get a little more acquainted with the history at the time of Nauvoo. I feel like this helped us to really enjoy the experience today.

Activities in Nauvoo included:
  • Exploring the visitors center
  • Doing a session in the Nauvoo temple
  • Visiting Wilford Woodruff and Brigham Young's home
  • Visiting one of my ancesctors homes
  • Going to the Joseph Smith Mansion house and cemetery

Seriously, we got stuck behind this tractor!! Haha!

Nauvoo Temple

Joseph Smith Home

This is my great, great, great, great Grandfathers home...Lauren Farr

It was such a great day and we really enjoyed it together. It makes you have a greater appreciation for the early saints and all they had to endure!

Now we are in Chicago. Terrill has been on a project here for a few weeks so it has been fun to hear about where he works and what his daily routine is. We are staying on the 30th floor in the city. Tomorrow we plan on running to Navy Pier and Millennium Park.

Tomorrow we will be on our way to Kirtland, OH and then onto Niagara Falls, NY!!


  1. Emily didn't want to post it, but we also drove right near the birthplace of Ronald Reagan!

  2. How come you didn't want to post about Reagan? I loved Nauvoo when my family went. It is an amazing place! It was neat to be there where I'd heard all the stories about. Have fun in Chicago!

  3. Yeah - you could have done a whole post on Reagan! =o) What a wonderful road trip! Love it! Glad you guys are having such a wonderful time!