September 30, 2010

An Afternoon In Nauvoo

July 24, 2010
Nauvoo, Illinois
Bosko Family
Bosko Family, in front of the historic Nauvoo Temple.
I loved loved loved visiting Nauvoo.
And as luck would have it, we came on the perfect weekend.
The Temple Pageant was begin put on that week, 
so the little town was alive with tourists, missionaries, and tons of activities for families and kids.  
I wish we would've planned better, so we could have stayed the night and enjoyed the pageant.
Nauvoo Temple
The Nauvoo Temple is one of my favorite temples.
I love its architecture and history!
I can't wait to go back, and spend a little more time, 
and hopefully have a chance to go inside and do a session or two.
Nauvoo Temple
I loved how the Temple sits atop the hill, so inspiring.
 Nauvoo Cafe.
Aside from the temple, the town was filled with other historical landmarks, 
and frankly some pretty cool stuff.
I loved walking up and down the main street, even though it was pouring rain.  
It had this small town, cozy, atmosphere, that I crave.
It was definitely a place I could go visit again and again, and maybe even live.  
Even though they had a little fair, and lots of things for kids to do,
 my kids are a little too young to participate, or appreciate what was going on.
 So, for them it was just hot and busy, they got tired fast. 
Clark did enjoy giving us (fake) directions, he is so into maps lately. 
We had to get him a map everywhere we went, he was our little tour guide.
Harry touring the temple grounds, he looks like a baby with an plan...
an escape plan :)
The boys were such troopers, letting me drag them all over the country.

1 comment:

Katy said...

If you're looking for a fun place to stay in Nauvoo next time that's a little more memorable, a couple miles up the road is a little place that rents out historic log cabins that have been restored. We stayed there a few years ago and it was really fun! (even though it was January) And I love the picture of Harry at the temple. He's so big!