Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Indepence Day in Nauvoo

My little sister, Leighana, had a youth conference trip to Nauvoo last week. And my mom was a chaperone. So, with Nauvoo being only 2 hours away from us, we had to make the trip down to see them.
It was a fun day. We went on July 4 and had beautiful weather. We spent the day visiting the "Old Nauvoo Village" and ended the day by seeing a show called "Sunset on the Mississippi." We considered going to the fireworks show in nearby Keokuk, but the kids were tired and it was out of our way, so we had to make do with the sporadic fireworks we saw on our drive home. I think this is 4 years in a row that I've missed seeing fireworks, which is usually my very favorite part of the holiday. (You know, other than having a free country.) Next year!
Oops! Somehow I didn't get any pictures of Leighana on my camera. I'm a bit child-centric when it comes to taking photos.


  1. So fun! It's nice and pretty when it is green there. We've now been twice and it's been snowy and sooooo cold once and rainy and col the next time. Maybe we should plan for June next time?

  2. ha. Before I got to the end of this post I was thinking, "There aren't going to be any pictures of me.." At least we took some of us with my camera!

  3. Piper's monster face is really good these days.

  4. I didn't realize you are so close to Nauvoo. Looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad you were able to go and see your mom and sister.