Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mark Twain Caves

On our trip to Nauvoo we stopped off at the Mark Twain Caves in Hannibal, Missouri. It was pretty cool and we were the only ones there. Jeni thought our tour guide was going to have a heart attack and we'd be stranded inside the cave. Steven didn't think he was that old and feeble... but he was too busy with his camera.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Carthage Jail

Today we drove a short distance to Carthage Jail to visit the place where Joseph and Hyrum Smith spent their last days before they were martyred.

This last picture is looking out of the window that Joseph Smith jumped through when the mob stormed the jail and killed him and Hyrum.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Week in Nauvoo

We're spending a whole week in Nauvoo touring the Church History sites with the Senior Missionaries. There aren't a whole lot of others out here and those we do come across are here for only a few hours, but there's a lot to see -- it can't be done in just a day or two.

Outside the Browning Home and Gun Shop

Nauvoo, Illinois Temple

We went on a carriage ride... and it was free!

Smith Family Homestead

Smith Family Cemetery

Sun stone by the Quarry

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Welcome to St. Louis

We love the fall foliage out here in Missouri! St. Louis is a pretty city.