The last day of Nauvoo and it was the first real day of Nauvoo. I can’t tell you the experiences that I had and the testimony building it did for me. I can hardly imagine that my ancestors lived here, loved here and had to abandon their homes here. I can’t wait to come back and bring my family here.

Now that being said… I had some good times here as well messing around with Ellwood. He had some good times as well. It all started when I got up out of bed at the awful time of 9:30 to go and get tickets for the carriage ride. I know I linked up Nauvoo in my last post, so since I’m writing this on cutie (my mothers small Dell computer) I’m not going to link again. This is hard enough as it is.

We started in the Scovil’s house. He was a baker. I have a picture of his basement to his house. He buried a wife, twin girls, an older child and still left with the rest of his children to go to the Utah Valley.

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We then went to the Gun Shop of the Browning’s. It was the Browning’s that brought the guns into the times. Before Browning, the guns were just single action. Browning made them repetitious. He knew it was the Lord who helped him with the inspiration to know how to make these.

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This Elder showed us so many things. He was quite enthusiastic about the whole thing. Ellwood wanted pictures too.

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From there, we went to the tin shop and we learned how that was made and all the various things that were used in the mid 1800’s.

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Ellwood was being a pest so I put him in the bottom of the mouse catching bin. That wooden thing on the top would have cheese on it and then they would have some water in the bottom. They would have a ramp of wood so the mice could climb up it and when they went for the food, they would fall in. Pretty ingenious dontch think?

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Here is Ellwood in the skimming pan. I told him if he didn’t behave, I’d SKIM him too!

From there, we went and looked in Lucy Mack Smith’s house. I’ve never seen so many personalized license plates as I have here. All different states of course. I had to take this one for my daughter, Kathryn.

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Kathryn looooooooooooves the Beatles…..

Ellwood was misbehaving once again. ( I guess I just don’t do boys) So I threatened to cook him and let the natives eat him for dinner. On Mother Smith’s outdoor stove of course.

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We then went on the most awesome Carriage ride ever out into the woods. I didn’t take any pictures; I was holding on for dear life. Literally.

After that, we went on the wagon ride and let me tell you, I could have missed that one. However, I did take some awesome pictures.

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The restored Nauvoo Temple


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The home of Brigham Young


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The brickyard. Where we learned how bricks were made. And then? We got a free one. Awesome.

We then worked our way home because by this time, there is a huge storm out and it’s been raining. flash flood warnings, golf ball sized hail.

However, I got this picture shot for my friend Michelle. She’ll get it.

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There is a bunch more that we didn’t get to see. I look forward to coming back with my husband and children.


Question of the day:Do you like thunder storms? If not, why?


3 comments on “Nauvoo

  1. Awesome! Did you guys get a chance to do a session? Did I mention I love Nauvoo?! I would love to serve there is a missionary with Matt, wouldn't that be awesome?! And yes, I like thunderstorms when I am home to enjoy them. We had a doozie last night, maybe the same one you had? Did I also mention that I am JEALOUS?! Love you guys! Have fun!

  2. Michelle says:

    It looks like you are having such a good time. I love hearing about your antics every day. Tell aunt Sherrie (and Elwood of course) I said hi!I love thunderstorms (as long as they aren't too close and loud) and rainy weather, but Chase, our 8 year old totally freaks out at them!

  3. Kathryn says:

    tank you mommy your de best mommy EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!{DID I MENTION YOUR THE BEST}!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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