Sunday, September 23, 2007

Chicago, Nauvoo, and the Circus. . .














Andy had the second week in September off, so we decided to take a little family trip. We packed up the car and went on a road trip. Our first stop was Nauvoo. It took us about 6 1/2 hours to get there. That was with a few potty stops for Isaac. When we got their it was dinner time, and we were all starving. I had forgotten that Nauvoo is a very little town. This town does not even have a McDonald's or any of your fast food chains. So it was a trick trying to find something to eat. We finally found a little old hotel that had a buffet. So we had dinner with all the old folk in the town. The next day we went and toured all the neat houses in Old Nauvoo. Isaac had a lot of fun learning how bricks, shoes, and bread were all made in Old Nauvoo. We then went to see the temple. The temple is amazing. It totally stands out in this little town. The next day we left the little town of Nauvoo and drove to the big city of Chicago. Wow, what a change. Going from small town life to busy busy city life. Chicago was so neat. We took the kids to Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Navy Pier. And for me, we had to go to the Magnificent Mile and see all of the fun shopping. We really loved Chicago, and we already have plans to go back. After we got home we took Isaac to the circus. It wasn't the best circus I have ever seen, but Isaac loved it. He has since been playing circus, he likes to be the great Hercules who is really really strong. I have to remind him what Hercules told all the audience, "don't try this at home!!" So we had a very busy week. I think we might have packed too much into one week, because we were all exhausted. The next week Andy has off I think we will take it a little more easy.

7 comments:

ali said...

sounds like fun guys! Love the pics :)

Sarah said...

Jessica-Fantastic! I can honestly say that I have always wanted to go to Nauvoo and Chicago. I am glad you had such a great time.

Michelle Y said...

I love all the pictures, your trip sounds like it was so fun! You guys deserved a nice break during this crazy month.

Ster and Steph said...

Wow! I forget the fun things you get to do when you live...somewhat northeast...I have been to Chicago, but not Nauvoo. Sounds like your family trip was very eventful, yet fun and memorable!!!

Donna said...

Cool Blog! Thanks for telling me about it. You are awesome.

arleneo said...

wonderful pictures. I wanted to see the line at the food court, where Andy met that lady that was telling him they could show those old folks how to have fun. That made me laugh so hard. Thanks for all these great little slices of your life.

nessa said...

cute pictures, it looks like you guys had a lot of fun. i have always wanted to go to nauvoo, you've inspired me to try and go sometime soon!