We had a two week cross-country trip in May. Here we are in Chicago at the park by Lake Michigan (It probably has a name, but it escapes me.) Kimberly and Austin and his brother and sister in law joined us. We took the comuter train in to Chicago and spent the day in the windy city. The weather was jus right for quick walking. We went to the Museum, Garret's Popcorn , Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza place, and the Navy Pier.
The next weekend we went to Nauvoo and spent three wonderful days enjoying the kindness of the tour guides, the entertainment of all the productions they freely gave us and the beautiful spirit that was brought to us by the stories tenderly shared about a people trying to establish Zion in that land. Here you see Kimberly operating the printintg press they have on display. We also enjoyed a wagon ride, four musical productions and lots of walking tour sites. We also got over to Carthage.
Here you see Kimberly and her dad at the Carthage Jail Memorial. Following our visit there, we parted ways with Kim and Austin. They went back to Indiana and we went over the Adam Ondi Ahman in northern Missouri. I met up with a boy (now a man and his wife who operate a B & B Marydale near Gallatin, MO.) who graduated a year ahead of me in Blackfoot, Idaho. His father was my Algebra teacher in 9th grade and I had a crush on his older brother. His sister married one of Leigh's best friends from Snake River High. What a crazy small world we live in.
We returned to find our newest Grandaughter, Avery Elizabeth, who arrived a month early!! There were weight concerns early on but everything is going well now. Isn't she beautiful?
We head up to Utah next week for Tommy and Jill's wedding. I will try to do better at updating.