Sunday, August 10, 2008

Camp Nauvoo

We spent the weekend camping at the State Park across the street from Historic Nauvoo. We had a pretty good time with absolutely the best weather ever. For all those that want to go see the Nauvoo Pageant, you should go the last weekend as it is pretty light on the crowd. The kids had a blast playing pioneer games and Ryan loved the grand entrance and opening song of the Pageant. After that it was downhill for them as it was bedtime and they were exhausted. We left early, but were able to see the Temple lit up and it was beautiful. We took the wagon so had a nice walk home in the cool weather with the temple lights leading the way.

If it hadn't been for the raccoon tearing our trash bag to shreds in the middle of the night, it would have been perfect. LOL
If you can't guess, I don't do well with things that go bump in the night. It was a very long night for me. Even being tired Saturday was so much fun with the kids. They were fascinated with the Brick Shop and the blacksmith. Actually Ryan had more fun outside throwing rocks in the air with Elder Anderson from Mesa, Arizona, but to each his own. We were able to get on the Wagon for a tour of the area that the children loved as long as it was moving. The man giving the tour liked to talk, so he stopped frequently to expound on things, so Ryan decided to sleep instead. Rosey complained very loudly that this isn't what we were supposed to be doing. The joy of children. Considering they were 2 & 4, I was impressed with how much were able to see in spite of all the whining, which is something that you must expect with that age group.


Shannon said...

It sounds like you had a great time! And I think you are very brave...we didn't attempt Nauvoo until Spring Break this year, when our kids were 15, 12 and 10! :) It was amazing to see the temple, and to imagine what it must have felt like for the saints as they had to leave behind their beautiful city.

thehallebunch2 said...

Looks like you guys had a fun time especially sleeping!!! Love you guys!

Will and Marcie Davis said...

I am just AMAZED by you! I dont think I would brave such a trip! VERY impressive! You look like you had a BLAST! And I'm jelous...I havent seen Nauvoo since WAY before the temple was built!

Wiltbank Family said...

Robin, you guys must have had a lot of fun! Bart's Dad and Step mom went on a mission there. He worked in the black smith shop and drove the team's and Karen was in charge of the sewing room. Too Cool! I love to hear from you and also see your cute children, you've done good!! Much Love, Rachel