On our drive across the country (the road trip that just got longer.... grrrr..... Thank goodness for wonderful family that let us stay longer/adjust our schedules!) we stopped in Nauvoo, Illinois. This was the last settlement of the Mormon Pioneers before they made the trek west to Salt Lake City, Utah. There's a wonderful spirit in the beautiful old city of Nauvoo. The church does such a great job of making you feel like you're really there. Aside from the countless bug bites we all received from watching the Pageant (which by the way is amazing, tears were shed...) it was a wonderful little stop. Obviously we didn't take many pictures other than by the Temple. It's such a beautiful Temple, though, so I didn't think you'd mind a few pictures.
Jeremy got to see the Mississippi River for the first time! He was really excited.
(In other Jeremy news, he also saw his FIRST FIREFLY!!! Just last night. He didn't seem too interested in catching them in jars... but hey I'm still a proud wifey, let me tell ya)