Sunday, August 24, 2008

Nauvoo Family Trip

Me and my Mommy
Inside Carthage Jail

The Gateway Arch
Porter Rockwell Plaque... Mike and I's favorite!
Blacksmith Shop
Good lookin Boys!
Sorry Dad, Mike's taller

Playing games in the car
Visiting Mike the Tiger
"been so lonely, I could die"
In the elevator thingy at the Gateway Arch

Right when I got home from Africa, I went on a family trip to Nauvoo!!! It was just Me, Mommy, Daddy, and Mike since Tyler was still at LDAC (stupid LDAC!), but it was still soooo much fun! We kind of went the scenic route since there were other cool places we wanted to see.
First, we went to Baton Rouge because my Dad can't pass up an opportunity to get some good cajun food. He had been wanting to try this catfish etouffee platter that he saw a sports news guy eat on ESPN College Gameday. hahaha, Gotta love my Dad. And I'm sure glad we stopped there because it was gooood. :) I suppose I've been brain-washed since I was a little girl about LSU, but I just think the campus is absolutely beautiful. I love all the big Magnolia trees. :)
Then, we drove through the Natchez Trace, and stopped at a few cool historic stops along the trace. Stayed the night in Yazoo, Mississippi, and headed to Tennessee.

Then, we stopped in Memphis, the city of blues!... saw Elvis's house and the heartbreak hotel!!! But didn't go inside the house. It costs like 27 bucks a person just to go in his house! Jeez.

Next was St. Louis Missouri, home of the Gateway Arch! I loved this. They've got a museum and a elevator thing so you can go all the way up to the top of the arch!!! I believe it was 630 ft tall. (I bungeed taller than that!!) I love learning about the old American west! It was very cool.

Then, we finally made it to Nauvoo and Carthage to drop Mike off at EFY. My parents and I got to go and do a session in the temple, and we also went to a few shows, went on a carriage ride, saw the Joseph movie, and went to all the historic homes. You know, I would write about the experience, but I honestly can't put it into words. Nauvoo is a magical place and has inspired me to learn more about church history. I can't wait to go back with Tyler someday!


Jeni said...

I had no idea that you went to Nauvoo also! Looks like a blast! Bart's grandparents were serving a mission there right before we got engaged and that is where I met his family. Fond memories!

Love ya!

James said...

what a fun trip...that stinks that Tyler couldn't go!

James said...

lol sorry this is Megan!

Holly said...

Jess fun blog!!!

Rachel said...

oh my gosh is that the incredible freakin hulk standing next to you, your mom and dad?????? that is definetely not the Michael Barrow I remember!!!!!!! WOW! (don't let him read this, we wouldn't want hime getting a big head or anything!) Sister Mac