Friday, August 03, 2007

August 3 - Kansas City

The last time we visited Nauvoo all we saw was some remnants of the foundation. The original temple was dedicated in 1846 and destroyed by fire, a later, a tornado, after the Saints were driven from Nauvoo. That last visit was a sad one contemplating the loss of this magnificent building. So, you can imagine how wonderful it was to return and find it rebuilt and even more majestic than we dreamed.
We even drove around to the other side of the Mississippi so we could see it as the Saints last viewed it as they left for the west.

Next we drove across Missouri to a place called Adam-Ondi-Ahman. There is nothing there but woods and beautifully mown grass. There is no visitor's center and very little interpretive stuff. Still, it is clearly a special place and we were glad to visit this sacred ground. Some day we believe Christ will return and this quiet peaceful place has been prepared to receive him.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

August 1 and 2 - Chicago

There isn't time to describe all the fun we had in Chicago. We saw one of Frank Lloyd Wright's houses. We even drove through the South Side and saw Al Capone's old house. We visited the Japanese Gardens, the Bahi shrine, the site of the Chicago Exposition, the Temple, the Hard Rock, Rock and Roll McDonald's, Gino's, where we had the famous pizza. We ate Russian food, the borsht was wonderful. We took a river tour and a bus tour and saw lots of wonderful sights.

Booklogged even learned to play Peek-a-choo!