Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chicago Trip Day 6: Nauvoo to Schaumburg...The End

On day 6 (June 2, 2008) we started out our day at Carthage Jail where the prophet Joseph Smith was martyred. Jennie is standing where he landed after he fell from the upper window you see in the picture. It was amazing being here because it had one of the most reverent feelings I have ever experienced.
After Carthage, we drove back into Nauvoo and toured the sites. My favorite was of course the Temple. It was so much more beautiful than I could have imagined!
When we were done visiting the temple we saw where the prophet used to live. This is where he and his wife Emma as well as his brother Hyrum are buried. In this same cemetery his parents and many of his other family members are buried as well.

This is one of the original sun stones from the Nauvoo temple. We found it outside of the LDS visitor's center in Nauvoo. If you look really hard you can see Brooklyn and Jennie in the reflection.
We found this on a path leading to the Mississippi River. It is one of Kevin's ancestors! Pretty Cool if you ask me!
When we were done touring Nauvoo, we hopped in the car and headed for Schaumburg where we finally settled in at our new apartment. We will be here for the next 3 months! Wish us luck!


Brian Hanks said...

Very cool pictures! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you guys survived your trip. I think you managed to see everything worth seeing between Yellowstone and Chicago :)

The Reese's said...

that was so fun to watch your whole trip! i can't believe everything you saw in a short amount of time! way to go brooklyn! you almost feel bad for kevin being in china :) have fun in chicago!

Naomi Hanks said...

Thanks for the comments guys. I'm glad you liked the pictures. Kevin will put up his pictures soon as well and you will see that he didn't miss out on any fun! :)

just nikki said...

Nauvoo is one of my favorite places ever. I'm glad you guys got to Chicago safely. Good luck with everything and keep blogging! Don't forget my blog's called Holy Wow

Beccarigg said...

Wow, Nauvoo looks amazing! I can't imagine being at Carthage, and then seeing that beautiful temple, that must have been a very powerful experience! Glad you guys had such a neat trip and got there safe and sound!

california smiths said...

How in the world did I not know you guys had a blog?!?! It is so fun to see what you are up to and see pics of your beautiful baby!!